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Title:Forms and regional distribution of knowledge transfer by German universities PDF Logo
Authors:Sauer, Thomas
Stoetzer, Matthias-Wolfgang
Gerlach, Andrea
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Jenaer Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2007,3
Abstract:For the first time the transfer activities of two different German university types - the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) and the University of Applied Sciences Jena (FH Jena) - were documented in parallel over all departments and channels of technology transfers with regard to their regional significance. Five groups of transfer activities are distinguished in the study: (1) those oriented on human capital, (2) those oriented on classic research and development, (3) those oriented on enterprises, (4) those oriented on direct transfers and (5) informal knowledge transfer channels. The results show that the traditional R&D-activities of the universities for the region are embedded into important supplemental transfer channels. In addition the radii of the external relations of the two universities are complementary: FH Jena has a stronger regional bearing, while FSU is more strongly active supra-regionally and internationally. It is possible that stronger support of the university faculty's activities establishing knowledge transfer could increase the regional economic impact of such activity.
Subjects:innovation systems
technology transfer
regional development
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:gbv:27-20100929-164030-0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jenaer Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Fachbereich Betriebswirtschaft, Fachhochschule Jena

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