Best channels of academia-industry interaction for long-term benefit

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dc.creator De Fuentes, Claudia
dc.creator Dutrenit, Gabriela
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-17T15:21:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-17T15:21:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-16
dc.identifier.issn 0048-7333
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25003
dc.description Post-print
dc.description.abstract Interactions between public research organizations and industry can be conceptualized as having three main stages: drivers of interaction, channels of interaction, and the perceived benefits from collaboration. Both of the agents differ in terms of the incentives they have to collaborate and the behaviors they adopt during the collaboration process. Following a three-stage model based on Crépon et al. (1998), this paper discusses the impact of drivers of collaboration on channels of interaction, and the impact of these channels on the perceived benefits by researchers and firms. The methodology also allows firm-level benefits from interaction to be connected with researchers’ characteristics via the analysis of four common channels of interaction for firms and researchers. The study is based on original data collected through two surveys, carried out in Mexico during 2008, of R&D and product-development managers of firms and of academic researchers. Our results show that all channels of interaction play an important role in determining benefits; however, they differ in terms of their impact on short- or long-term benefits for firms. The channels related to joint and contract R&D, property rights, and human resources are the best, as they have a higher impact on long-term benefits for firms. Policy implications derived from this study focus on specific actions that enhance those researchers’ characteristics related to the best channels for fostering long-term benefits for firms. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.title Best channels of academia-industry interaction for long-term benefit en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Research Policy 41(9), 1666-1682. (2012)


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