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Universities and Public Research Institutes as Collaboration Partners
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0820-2769
2015 (English)In: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy: Knowledge, Technology and Internationalization / [ed] Karlsson, C., Gråsjö, U., Wixe, S., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 44-64 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
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We examine how firms assess the value of R & D partnerships with two types of public research organizations: public research institutes (PRIs) and universities. Survey data on Swedish engineering and manufacturing firms suggest that contacts with universities provide firms with impulses to innovation and offer opportunities to learn to a higher extent that contacts with PRIs. Guided by a view of institutes as more oriented towards applied R & D than universities, we also test whether managers perceive institute contacts as contributing more strongly to short-term R & D projects than universities. This hypothesis cannot, however, be verified. Our results suggest that, in terms of perceived effects of R & D managers, PRIs and universities are more similar as collaboration partners than would be expected, given the differing institutional set-ups. Implications for current discussions about the role of PRIs in national research and innovation systems are discussed.

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 44-64 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178415DOI: 10.4337/9781783477326.00009ISBN: 783477326OAI: diva2:877773

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Available from: 2015-12-07 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2015-12-15Bibliographically approved

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