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    The drivers of efficient knowledge transfer performance: evidence from British universities

    Rossi, Federica (2018) The drivers of efficient knowledge transfer performance: evidence from British universities. Cambridge Journal of Economics 42 (3), pp. 729-755. ISSN 0309-166X.

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    Using data from the United Kingdom, this study explores the institutional and environmental factors that influence universities’ efficiency in knowledge transfer. While studies of universities’ knowledge transfer performance have so far focused on patent commercialisation and research contracting with industry, it is increasingly acknowledged that universities engage in a broader range of knowledge transfer activities, including consulting, public engagement and provision of knowledge-intensive services. When these are taken into account, less research-intensive universities, and those with a greater share of staff in the arts and humanities, improve their relative efficiency. More specialised, older and larger institutions are more efficient performers, while research intensity is no longer a strong predictor of efficiency.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): university performance, knowledge transfer, data envelopment analysis, efficiency, HEBCI survey
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Federica Rossi
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 11:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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