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Title: Knowledge transfer in university-industry research partnerships: a review
Authors: Dolfsma, Wilfred
De Wit-de Vries, E.
Gerkema, M.
Van der Windt, H.
Keywords: Research collaboration
Academic partnerships
Knowledge transfer
Knowledge management
Absorptive capacity
Cultural differences
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Citation: DOLFSMA, W. ... et al, 2018. Knowledge transfer in university-industry research partnerships: a review. The Journal of Technology Transfer, In Press.
Abstract: This paper identifies practices that can facilitate knowledge transfer in university-industry (U-I) research partnerships by systematically reviewing extant literature. We aim to contribute to the theoretical development in the field of academic engagement and propose that knowledge transfer provides a valuable perspective. We started our review with identifying barriers and facilitators of knowledge transfer. Extant literature identified knowledge differences and differences in goals resulting from different institutional cultures as important barriers to knowledge transfer. They result in ambiguity, problems with knowledge absorption and difficulties with the application of knowledge. Trust, communication, the use of intermediaries and experience are found as facilitators for knowledge transfer that help to resolve the identified barriers. Our analysis offers practical advice for the management of academic engagement. Finally, we identified questions for future research based on inconsistencies in extant research and open questions we identified in our analysis.
Description: This paper is closed access until 12 months after the date of publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28076
Publisher Link: https://link.springer.com/journal/10961
ISSN: 0892-9912
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