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    Academic engagement as knowledge co-production and implications for impact: evidence from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

    Rossi, Federica and Rosli, Ainurul and Yip, N. (2017) Academic engagement as knowledge co-production and implications for impact: evidence from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Journal of Business Research 80 , pp. 1-9. ISSN 0148-2963.

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    Abstract

    Researchers have argued that management academics’ engagement with non-academic stakeholders involves knowledge co-production rather than simple knowledge transfer from the former to the latter. This study suggests that the conceptual lens of knowledge co-production not only more fittingly describes academic engagement but also enables a clearer understanding of how academic engagement produces impact beyond academia. Building upon qualitative evidence on collaborations between management academics and businesses in the United Kingdom, the study supports the characterisation of academic engagement as knowledge co-production and argues that its impact (i) strongly depends on sustained knowledge co-producing interactions, (ii) ‘ripples out’ serendipitously, indirectly benefiting many stakeholders in ways that often cannot be anticipated, and (iii) unfolds and persists over a long period. These findings have implications for impact assessment and the development of the impact research agenda.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): academic engagement, management research, impact, knowledge co-production, knowledge transfer, Knowledge Transfer Partnership
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Divisions > Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Federica Rossi
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 18:02
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 13:30
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19064

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