The Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education is an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of university-led economic development. The Journal examines ways in which institutions of higher education foster competitiveness through human capital formation; research and innovation; and quality-of-place strategies that make communities attractive places to live, work, operate businesses, and raise families.
Submissions for Publication: The Journal encourages articles on new frameworks, theories, or concepts; data-driven research articles; program evaluations; qualitative or quantitative case studies that highlight or analyze the role played by institutions of higher education and/or opinion pieces in:
- Promoting economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, especially through interdisciplinary initiatives and public-private partnerships;
- Improving the impact, reach, and applicability of the institution’s research—and improving the impact and reach of other strategic niches of expertise—to enhance institutional and regional competitiveness;
- Applying basic and applied research to solve an industry’s—or the region’s—most pressing challenges;
- Leveraging institutional research and other resources to accelerate business formation and growth, develop new products and services, and/or link local businesses to the global economy through foreign investment or trade;
- Engaging and linking elements of their region’s innovation ecosystem;
- Developing and implementing solutions to their region’s human capital and workforce needs;
- Facilitating access by various constituents to information or institutional resources;
- Stewardship for vibrant regions:
- Innovative economies,
- Livable communities,
- Social inclusion, and
- Collaborative governance
The journal also seeks submissions addressing the theoretical underpinnings on exactly why and how university-led economic development benefits society. Questions about potential submissions should be directed to Brian Richard, JEDHE Editor.