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    Indicators of university-industry knowledge transfer performance and their implications for universities: evidence from the UK’s HE-BCI survey

    Rossi, Federica and Rosli, A. (2013) Indicators of university-industry knowledge transfer performance and their implications for universities: evidence from the UK’s HE-BCI survey. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Focusing on the measurement of universities’ performance in knowledge transfer, we outline some critical issues connected with the choice of appropriate indicators: in particular, we argue that, in order to allow universities to correctly represent their knowledge transfer performance, indicators should include a variety of knowledge transfer activities, reflect a variety of impacts, allow comparability between institutions, and avoid the creation of perverse behavioural incentives. To illustrate these issues empirically, we discuss the case of the United Kingdom’s Higher Education –Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey. We show that the indicators used to measure and reward universities’ engagement in knowledge transfer are not fully comprehensive, they are better suited to capture the impact of certain types of activities than others and they are influenced by institutional strategies and characteristics rather than simply reflecting different performances. The conclusions explore some promising directions to address some of these problems.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: CIMR Research Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 13 ISSN: 2052-062X
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, performance indicators, university-industry relationships, technology transfer
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 12:48
    Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 10:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8476

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