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Title: University-industry relationships and open innovation : towards a research agenda
Authors: Perkmann, Markus
Walsh, Kathryn
Keywords: University-industry relations
Interorganisational networks
Collaborative research
Open innovation
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Blackwell Publishing
Citation: PERKMANN, M., 2007. University-industry relationships and open innovation : towards a research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 9 (4), pp. 259–280
Abstract: Organisations increasingly rely on external sources of innovation via interorganisational network relationships. This article explores the diffusion and characteristics of collaborative relationships between universities and industry, and develops a research agenda informed by an ‘open innovation’ perspective. A framework is proposed, distinguishing university-industry relationships from other mechanisms such as technology transfer or human mobility. On the basis of the existing body of research, the role of practices such as collaborative research, university-industry research centres, contract research and academic consulting is analysed. The evidence suggests that such university-industry relationships are widely practiced whereby differences exist across industries and scientific disciplines. While most existing research focuses on the effects of university-industry links on innovation-specific variables, such as patents or firm innovativeness, the organisational dynamics of these relationships remain under-researched. A detailed research agenda addresses research needs in two main areas: search and match processes between universities and firms, and the organisation and management of collaborative relationships.
Description: This article was published in the journal, International Journal of Management Reviews [© Blackwell Publishing] and the definitive version is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/ijmr
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3074
ISSN: 1460-8545
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