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Universities–industry collaboration: A systematic review

Ankrah, Samuel, Al-Tabbaa, O. (2015) Universities–industry collaboration: A systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 31 (3). pp. 387-408. ISSN 0956-5221. (doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2015.02.003) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:65490)

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The collaboration between universities and the industry is increasingly perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. This is evident by a significant increase in studies that investigate the topic from different perspectives. However, this body of knowledge is still described as fragmented and lacks efficient comprehensive view. To address this gap, we employed a systematic procedure to review the literature on universities–industry collaboration (UIC). The review resulted in identifying five key aspects, which underpinned the theory of UIC. We integrate these key aspects into an overarching process framework, which together with the review, provide a substantial contribution by creating an integrated analysis of the state of literature concerning this phenomenon. Several research avenues are reported as distilled from the analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.scaman.2015.02.003
Uncontrolled keywords: Universities–industry collaboration; Inter-organizational relationships; Systematic review; Knowledge and technology exchange
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Omar Altabbaa
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 08:43 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:02 UTC
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