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    Indicators of university–industry knowledge transfer performance and their implication for universities: evidence from the United Kingdom

    Rossi, Federica and Rosli, A. (2015) Indicators of university–industry knowledge transfer performance and their implication for universities: evidence from the United Kingdom. Studies in Higher Education 40 (10), pp. 1970-1991. ISSN 0307-5079.

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    Abstract

    The issue of what indicators are most appropriate in order to measure the performance of universities in knowledge transfer (KT) activities remains relatively under-investigated. The main aim of this paper is to identify and discuss the limitations to the current measurements of university-industry KT performance, and propose some directions for improvement. We argue that university-industry KT can unfold in many ways and impact many stakeholders, and that, especially in highly differentiated university systems, choosing indicators focused on a narrow range of activities and impacts might limit the ability of universities to accurately represent their KT performance. Therefore, KT indicators should include a variety of activities and reflect a variety of impacts, so as to allow comparability between different institutions and avoid the creation of undesirable 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.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, performance indicators, university-industry relationships, HE-BCI survey
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Federica Rossi
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 12:50
    Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 06:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10584

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