Quotation Fan, Di, Su, Yiyi, Huang, Millie X. 2022. Nursery city innovation: A CELL framework. Public Administration Review.




How can innovative cities be cultivated and fertilized? Embracing and reframing insights from multidisciplinary academic discourse, we conceptualize three paired tensional dimensions, namely, the human-society, the market-government and the global-local tensions, to form a six-I city innovation framework. Also termed a CELL framework, the six I-related key elements are: human intelligence, societal incentives, government involvement, market inclination, global integration and local interconnection. Taking a holistic view, the set of collective and interdependent institutional elements can serve to analyze the development of city innovation. The key assertion of the study is that a city’s innovative ecosystem can be built up, and, more importantly, via configuring key institutional arrangements.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Public Administration Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Nursery city innovation: A CELL framework
Year 2022
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/puar.13490
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13490
Open Access N


Huang, Millie X. (Details)
Fan, Di (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Su, Yiyi (Tongji University, China)
Institute for International Business (Nell) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
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