Beyond the third mission: Exploring the emerging university function of co-creation for sustainability

@article{Trencher2014BeyondTT,
  title={Beyond the third mission: Exploring the emerging university function of co-creation for sustainability},
  author={Gregory Trencher and Masaru Yarime and Kes McCormick and Christopher Doll and Steven B. Kraines},
  journal={Science and Public Policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={151-179}
}
This paper explores a global trend where universities are collaborating with government, industry and civil society to advance the sustainable transformation of a specific geographical area or societal sub-system. With empirical evidence, we argue that this function of ‘co-creation for sustainability’ could be interpreted as the seeds of an emerging, new mission for the university. We demonstrate that this still evolving mission differs significantly from the economic focus of the third mission… 

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