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Aligning University-Industry Interactions: the Role of Boundary Spanning in Intellectual Capital Transfer

Chau, Vinh Sum, Gilman, Mark W., Serbanica, C. (2017) Aligning University-Industry Interactions: the Role of Boundary Spanning in Intellectual Capital Transfer. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123 . pp. 199-209. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.03.013) (KAR id:54559)

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In the UK, the boundary spanning role has taken on greater significance as successive governments emphasize how universities should play in direct knowledge transfer and changing academics’ visions over third mission functions. Studies in the UK have focused on the relative performance of technology transfer organizations (TTOs) / knowledge transfer organizations (KTOs) or their use by academics and external organizations. Compared to their US and international counterparts, TTOs/KTOs at UK universities exhibit low-levels of absolute efficiency. Therefore questions remain relating to how to raise the efficiency and productivity of these units, how to attract and train staff with suitable qualifications/capabilities and how to change adverse attitudes towards knowledge exchange by some academics. Currently, there is a lack of a holistic view of these functions and the way they complement each other or coordinate their activities. This study addresses this gap in theory and practice and advances how universities should provide consistency in both the internal and the external interfaces, by the offer of a framework and key stakeholder insights.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.03.013
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Vinh Chau
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 09:27 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 14:16 UTC
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