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Recent publications


  • Universities, Innovation and the Economy Routledge (June 2006)
  • Bagchi-Sen, S and Lawton Smith H (eds) Economic Geography: then, now and the future (October 2006) Routledge

Edited Books

  • Farinha, L Ferreira, J, Lawton Smith, H and Bagchi-Sen, S Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. IGI Global (forthcoming)
  • Hilpert, U and Lawton Smith, H (eds) Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets Routledge (October 2012)

Journal articles

  • Lawton Smith, H and Waters, R (2015) Regional synergies in triple helix regions: the case of local economic development policies Oxfordshire’ Industry and Higher Education 29, 1
  • Lawton Smith, H and Leydesdorff, L (forthcoming) ‘The Triple Helix in the context of global change: dynamics and challenges’ Prometheus on-line November 2014
  • Bagchi-Sen, S and Lawton Smith, H (2014) ‘Firm heterogeneity in biotech: absorptive capacity, strategies, and local-regional connections’ European Planning Studies 22: 1783 - 1801
  • Lawton Smith, H, Chapman, D, Wood, P, Barnes, T and Romeo, S (2014) ‘Entrepreneurial academics and regional innovation systems: the case of spin-offs from London’s universities’ Environment and Planning C 32, 341-359
  • Sompong, K Igel, B and Lawton Smith, H (2014) ‘Strategic Alliance Motivation or Technology Commercialization and Product Development’ Management Research Review 37,6 518-53
  • Lawton Smith, H, Glasson, J, Romeo, S, Waters, R and Chadwick, A (2013) ‘Entrepreneurial regions: evidence from Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire’ Social Science Information 52, 4, 653-673
  • Lawton Smith, H, Chapman, D, Wood, P, Barnes, T and Romeo, S ‘Entrepreneurial academics and regional innovation systems: the case of spin-offs from London’s universities’ Environment and Planning C (forthcoming)
  • Danish, A and Lawton Smith, H  (2012) ‘Female Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia’ International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship 4, 3 216 - 23
  • Lawton Smith, H, Romeo, S and Virahsawmy, M (2012) ‘Business and professional networks: scope and outcomes in Oxfordshire’ Environment and Planning A 44,8 1801 – 1818
  • Lawton Smith, H and Bagchi-Sen, S (2012) ‘The research university, entrepreneurship and regional development: research propositions and current evidence’ Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 24, 5-6 383-404
  • Bagchi-Sen, S and Lawton Smith, H (2012) ‘The Role of the American University as an Agent of Regional Economic Development’ Geography Compass 6, 7 439–453
  • Imprese ad alta tecnologia, università e sviluppo nella regione di Oxford (High technology entrepreneurship, universities and the development of the Oxford city-region) Stato e Mercato 3 451-478, December 2011
  • Asheim, B T Lawton Smith, H and Oughton, C (2011) Regional Innovations Systems: Theory, Empirics and Policy Regional Studies Special issue on Regional Innovation Systems 45, 7 875-892
  • Lawton Smith, H and Bagchi-Sen, S  (2010) ‘Triple Helix and Regional Development: a perspective from Oxfordshire’  Special issue of Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 22, No. 7 September/ October 2010
  • Lawton Smith, H and Waters, R (2011) ‘Scientific Labour Markets, Networks and Regional Innovation Systems’ Regional Studies special issue on Regional Innovation Systems  45, 7 961-978
  • Technicians: skills, age and gender profiles and training implications in Oxfordshire Professional Geographer (2009) 61, 1 59-69
  • Lawton Smith, H, Romeo, S and Bagchi-Sen, S (2008) ‘Oxfordshire Biomedical University Spin-offs:  An Evolving System, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 1, 2, 303-319
  • Bagchi-Sen, S and Lawton Smith, H (2008) ‘Institutions, Industry and Barriers in the Biotechnology Sector: Developed-Developing Country Perspectives’ Regional Studies 42, 7 961 – 975
  • Chadwick, A., J. Glasson, and H. Lawton Smith ‘Employment Growth in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services in Great Britain During the 1990s – Variations at the Regional and Sub-Regional Level’, Local Economy 23,1, 7-19
  • Waters, R. and H. Lawton Smith (2008) ‘Social Networks in High Technology Local Economies: The Cases of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire’ European Urban and Regional Studies 15(1): 21-37.
  • Lawton Smith, H. (2007) ‘Universities in Europe: innovation and economic development’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics 239-26.
  • Lawton Smith, H. (2007) 'Universities, Innovation and territorial development: A review of the evidence', Environment and Planning C. 25(1): 98–114.
  • Lawton Smith, H. and S. Bagchi-Sen (2006) ‘University-industry interactions: the case of the UK biotech industry’, Industry and Innovation 13(4): 371-392.
  • Lawton Smith, H. and K.W. Ho (2006) ‘Measuring the performance of Oxfordshire’s spin-off companies’, Research Policy 35: 1554-1568.
  • Glasson, J., A. Chadwick, A and H. Lawton Smith (2006) ‘The growth of Oxfordshire’s high-tech economy’, European Planning Studies 14(4): 503-524.
  • Lawton Smith, H., J. Glasson and A. Chadwick (2005) ‘The geography of talent: entrepreneurship and local economic development in Oxfordshire’, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 17: 449-476.
  • Lawton Smith, H. and R. Waters (2005) ‘Rates of Turnover in High-technology Agglomerations: Knowledge Transfer in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire’, Area 37(2): 189-198.

Helen Lawton Smith