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Innovation and university collaboration: Paradox and complexity within the knowledge economy

Howells, J., Ramlogan, R., Cheng, S. (2012) Innovation and university collaboration: Paradox and complexity within the knowledge economy. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36 (3). pp. 703-721. ISSN 0309-166X. (doi:10.1093/cje/bes013) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The paper will explore the nature and impact of universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs) on firms' innovation and growth in an increasingly distributed and open innovation system, using a survey of some 400 firms in the UK. The analysis reveals significant differences in firms' collaboration with HEIs across the UK and the value and impact that such collaborations have on a firm's development. The nature and effects of such collaboration vary significantly between the type of firm involved and their location, and the analysis investigates this in relation to various aspects of innovative activity and firms' performance. Much of the nature and effects of such collaboration are, as one would expect, counterintuitive and highlight the care we should place on assessing the role of universities and other HEIs in open innovation systems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/cje/bes013
Uncontrolled keywords: economic impact; geography education; higher education; industrial performance; innovation; knowledge, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Jeremy Howells
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 11:46 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63638 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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