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    The relationship between universities’ funding portfolios and their knowledge exchange profiles: a dynamic capabilities view

    Sengupta, A. and Rossi, Federica (2023) The relationship between universities’ funding portfolios and their knowledge exchange profiles: a dynamic capabilities view. Technovation 121 (102686), ISSN 0166-4972.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines how universities’ knowledge exchange (KE) profiles evolve in relation to changes in the composition of their funding sources. Using the dynamic capabilities framework as a conceptual lens, we examine how changes in the share of KE versus research income in a university’s financial portfolio are related to the mix of KE channels it uses and of types of stakeholders it engages with, that is, its KE profile. Relying on an 8-year panel of 110 UK-based universities we show that, universities whose share of KE income is higher relative to others, are associated with a higher degree specialization in both KE channels and stakeholder types. Conversely, universities whose share of blue-sky research income is higher relative to others, are associated with greater diversification in both. Some of these linkages are negatively moderated by higher levels of tangible and intangible resources: universities with greater intangible resources are less responsive to variations in research and KE income shares on KE channel diversity; while universities with higher tangible resources are less responsive to variations in research income share on KE stakeholder diversity.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Knowledge exchange, diversification, specialization, dynamic capabilities, research income, financial portfolio
    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: 04 Jan 2023 06:09
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:20
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50343

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