Intermediation and the role of intermediaries in innovation

Jeremy Howells*

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This paper investigates the issue of intermediation and the role of intermediaries in the innovation process. The aim of this paper is three-fold. Firstly, to review and synthesis the literature in this field; from this to develop a typology and framework of the different roles and functions of the intermediation process within innovation; lastly to try and operationalise the typology within the context of UK using case study material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-728
Number of pages14
JournalResearch Policy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • Innovation
  • Intermediaries
  • Intermediation
  • Technology transfer


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