Collaboration of Russian Universities and Businesses in Northwestern Region
The main focus of this paper is the analysis of universities’ embeddedness into industrial sector of the Russian Northwestern region. We use webometric approach to evaluate the collaboration of universities with the use of Social Networks Analysis, as well as the examination of co-authorship network among universities and other agents. We develop our research within the framework of Triple Helix concept, taking only two agents from there: universities and companies. As a result, we found two groups of universities: which have a lot of connections with a variety of industrial and business companies and behave as key agents for the whole network as well as some with more narrowly focused types of collaboration, having fewer links with companies.