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    Selected comparative case studies: United Kingdom

    Rossi, Federica and Athreye, S. (2021) Selected comparative case studies: United Kingdom. In: Arundel, A. and Athreye, S. and Wunsch Vincent, S. (eds.) Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the 21st Century An International Assessment of Knowledge Transfer Policies. Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 141-181. ISBN 9781108842792.

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    The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the public research system and policies that the United Kingdom has implemented to support university–industry knowledge transfer in order to leverage public research for innovation and economic growth. The chapter discusses the evolution of universities and public research institutes in the United Kingdom and both the supply-side and demand-side policies implemented in support of university–industry knowledge transfer. The chapter examines the various knowledge transfer activities, with particular focus on research commercialization activities, in universities and public research institutes and compares their performance in terms of commercialization success. It also discusses the private sector’s demand for university knowledge and the practices that universities have set up for management of their knowledge transfer activities. The chapter concludes with lessons that can be drawn from the UK case study of its policies and practices in knowledge transfer.


    Item Type: Book Section
    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: 22 Jun 2021 14:21
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:10


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