Triple Helix Journal



ISSN: 2197-1927 (electronic version)

Henry Etzkowitz, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), USA and Birkbeck College, UK

Managing Editor
Anne Rocha Perazzo, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

Advisory Editors
Carlota Perez, Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia
Hebe Vessuri, Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, Venezuela

Associate Editors
Christiane Gebhardt, Malik Management Institute, Switzerland/associated Heidelberg University, Germany
Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Riccardo Viale, Fondazione Rosselli, Italy
Chunyan Zhou, International Triple Helix Institute, China

Editorial Board
Irina Dezhina, Institute of International Relations and World Economy, Russia
Devrim Göktepe-Hulten, Lund University, Sweden
Han Woo Park, YeungNam University, South Korea
Alexander Uvarov, TUSUR University, Russia
Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Thammasat University, Thailand
Girma Zawdie, University of Strathclyde, UK

Recently published papers in the Triple Helix Journal:

The public sector’s role in Norwegian network cooperation: triple helix or laissez-faire?
Øyvind Heimset Larsen, Jon Gunnar Nesse and Synnøve Rubach

Building builders: entrepreneurship education from an ecosystem perspective at MIT
Artur Tavares Vilas Boas Ribeiro, Juliana Natsumi Uechi and Guilherme Ary Plonski

Hidden Chief Technology Officers: the surfacing of a subterranean organizational role
Bertram Lohmüller, Alexander Petrikhin and Norbert Wagemann

Research collaboration for a knowledge-based economy: towards a conceptual framework
Mavis Serwah Benneh Mensah and Francis Enu-Kwesi

Dynamics of triple helix relations in the development of cleaner technologies: case of a chinese power equipment manufacturer

Yan Yang
Henry Etzkowitz
Shoujun Yin
Yihong Luo

This paper analyses the sixty-year-long dynamics of Triple Helix relations in the development of cleaner power generation technologies of a large state-owned Chinese power equipment manufacturer. It opens the black box of the firm and provides a whole picture of the firm’s Triple Helix relations and the changes in the process. It addresses two research questions: how did the Triple Helix relations of the case firm evolve over the different stages of technology development; and what is the special role of government in the evolution of Triple Helix relations in China? A heterodox top-down ‘coordinated’ model of Triple Helix relations is identified.


Synergy in Knowledge-Based Innovation Systems at National and Regional Levels: The Triple-Helix Model and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Loet Leydesdorff

J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4(2), 16

Unlike national systems of innovation, a knowledge-based economy is grounded in the volatility of discursive knowledge enabling us to specify expectations. Expectations can be improved by testing them against observations. Furthermore, expectations can be codified in different ways; for example, in terms of market perspectives or technological opportunities. The Fourth Industrial Revolution entails a transition to the reflexive entertaining of expectations in terms of models as increasingly the sources of innovations. The Triple-Helix synergy indicator enables us to use institutional arrangements as instantiations of the knowledge dynamics and thus to assess the generation of options and the reduction of uncertainty in information-theoretical terms. Using this indicator, one can assess empirically – in terms of negative bits of information; that is, redundancy – in which innovation systems and to what extent a technological revolution is taking place.