The Triple Helix: A Case Study of Centurion University of Technology and Management

Adah-Kole Onjewu, Arun P. C Sukumar, KV Prakash, Mohamed Yacine Haddoud

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Based on a single case approach, this chapter empirically explores the triple helix configuration of Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) and its social innovation programme. The study uses case files and web available material to consider the nature of the university’s relationship with industry and government. The findings show that triple helix social innovation has yet to be studied in an Indian context. Also, CUTM’s human and social orientation is a driver of its triple helix interaction. The university’s pursuit and trust in employers’ participation in the curriculum and campus experience is the hallmark of its social and pedagogic success. To advance the literature, this chapter draws attention to a much-overlooked Indian context and, for practitioners, it demonstrates the inner-workings of a functioning triple helix system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges
EditorsPaul Jones, Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Alexandros Kakouris, Christopher Moon, Vanessa Ratten, Andreas Walmsley
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781839820748
ISBN (Print)9781839820755
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2021

Publication series

NameContemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research
ISSN (Print)2040-7246
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7254


  • Education
  • Government support
  • India
  • Social innovation
  • Triple helix
  • University Collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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