Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/188956
Authors: 
Havas, Attila
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Triple Helix [ISSN:] 2197-1927 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-26
Abstract: 
Analysis of business-academia (B-A) collaborations typically relies on a single method, addressing one or two major research questions. In contrast, this article tackles both research and development (R&D) and innovation collaborations among businesses and academia relying on information using multiple methods and multiple sources of information to offer insights on dynamics and qualitative features of these co-operation processes. Interviews conducted in Hungary - in line with other research findings - have also confirmed that (i) motivations, incentives for, and norms of conducting R&D and innovation activities diametrically differ in business and academia; and (ii) different types of firms have different needs. Thus, more refined policy measures are to be devised to promote B-A collaboration more effectively, better tuned to the needs of the actors, based on a relevant taxonomy of their co-operations. Evaluation criteria for academics should also be revised to remove some major obstacles, currently blocking more fruitful B-A co-operation. Several findings can be generalised beyond the cases considered, suggesting the need for a deeper understanding of the role of intermediaries in the Triple Helix and for broader comparative analysis of innovation policies. The research design to analyse B-A collaborations always needs to be tailored to the innovation system in question, just as the concomitant policy recommendations.
Subjects: 
Diversity in business-academia collaboration
Multiple methods to map business-academia collaborations
STI policy implications
Types of knowledge
JEL: 
O33
O38
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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