Ken Carter

Director, Grenfell Office of Engagement
Grenfell Campus, Room AS271
Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL, Canada A2H 5G4

Telephone 709-634-6265
Fax (709) 637-6201


Dr. Charles Mather
Dr. Nick Lynch

Thesis Title

Exploring Innovation Models in Rural Regions

Research Description

I am interested in territorial innovation models (TIMs) and their application to rural areas of this province. These models include clusters, regional innovation systems, the triple helix, innovative milieu and industrial districts. Typically these models have had an urban focus, with most suggesting innovation in rural regions is limited or non-existent. I am interested in exploring what can be learned from the application of TIMs to rural places. I am also interested in the application of evolutionary economic geography to rural. My project proposal is currently in progress.

Research Interests

  • Territorial Innovation Models
  • Firm Level Innovation
  • Firm Level Innovation
  • Rural Geography
  • Evolutionary Economic Geography