Narrowing the innovation gap: Factors influencing outcomes of industry-university collaborations

Lee B. Erickson, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

Universities have played a continued role in facilitating and enhancing the innovative potential of U.S. companies. Key to these relationships is the transfer of knowledge both from university to industry as well as from industry to university. But, few researchers have explored how different relationships necessitate specific cultural orientations, absorptive capacity abilities, and management tasks. As industry and universities engage in relationships designed to accelerate innovation it is critical to understand the factors that impact the outcomes of these relationships. Based on literature related to open innovation and industry-university relationships, an integrative explanatory theoretical framework is proposed for identifying key factors shown to play a role in the success of industry-university relationships. Applying data from a study of knowledge exchange between university and industry partners, the applicability of the framework in identifying key factors related to successful outcomes is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Pages661-669
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2011Aug 8 2011

Publication series

Name17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Volume1

Other

Other17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period8/4/118/8/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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