Title The challenges of connecting science-industry in peripheral regions: researchers' attitudes and organizational and institutional features as determinants
Authors MERCHAN HERNANDEZ, CARMEN, Valmaseda-Andia, Oihana, Fernandez-Esquinas, Manuel, MERCHAN HERNANDEZ, CARMEN
External publication No
Means Eur. Plan. Stud.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
SJR Impact 0.82000
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84948115318&doi=10.1080%2f09654313.2015.1085497&partnerID=40&md5=28c74adb81110f53995910b5777de863
Publication date 02/12/2015
ISI 000365518500016
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84948115318
DOI 10.1080/09654313.2015.1085497
Abstract Researchers' attitudes towards knowledge transfer are considered to be one important barrier to interaction with the business sector despite institutional and organizational determinants. This study focuses on the empirical analysis of a catch-up region and provides relevant results to enable understanding of the dynamics of emergence of knowledge transfer in less industrialized contexts. The purpose of the analysis lies in the combined study of the influence of determinants from three different levels in the development of interaction with firms at the organizational, institutional and individual levels, which refers to researchers' attitudes towards interaction. The empirical analysis is based on a face-to-face survey designed for this purpose addressed to a representative sample of 765 research team leaders in a peripheral region. The results suggest that team leaders' attitudes are not a significant barrier to interaction with firms compared to other variables related to institutional and organizational levels and highlight implications for policy-makers.
Keywords University-industry interactions; knowledge-transfer mechanisms; peripheral region; culture barriers; scientific community
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