KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
How does University Collaboration Contribute to Successful R&D Management?
() and Hans Lööf
Abstract: The issue of through what processes R&D collaboration with
universities affects a firms’ innovation performance remains
under-researched. In particular, university relationships have not been
fully integrated in the open innovation framework. This study explores the
relationship between firms’ collaboration with universities and their
capabilities for innovation, as perceived by R&D managers. Drawing on a
series of interviews with R&D managers at 45 randomly selected firms
collaborating with two research universities in Sweden, we explicitly
recognise mechanisms through which university relationships contribute to
successful R&D management.
Keywords: University-Industry Link; Innovation; Technology transfer; R&D; Research collaboration; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I23; O31; O32; (follow links to similar papers)
22 pages, June 9, 2008
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