A special issue. Reconceptualizing university contribution to knowledge exchange: broadening our understanding of motivations, channels and stakeholders

The seven papers selected in this volume published on Studies in Higher Education, seek to broaden our understanding of KE in a broader context, with more diverse audiences and impacts, and deepen the understanding of tensions and trade-offs between university missions.

Innovation ecosystems in core digital technologies. What semi-conductor industry for Europe?

Semiconductors play a crucial role in critical infrastructure and national security, making them highly sought-after and globally traded products. However, the global semiconductor industry is facing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical tensions, and the specialized nature of the value chain. With their recent study, Blandine Laperche and Dimitri Uzunidis highlight the specialized nature of the semiconductor value chain, with different regions specializing in specific segments of the chain.