Determinants of effective knowledge transfer from academic researchers to industry practitioners

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Rajaeian, Mehdi, Cater-Steel, Aileen and Lane, Michael. (2018) Determinants of effective knowledge transfer from academic researchers to industry practitioners. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 47, pp. 37 - 52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2017.12.003
AuthorsRajaeian, Mehdi, Cater-Steel, Aileen and Lane, Michael
Abstract

Engagement of academic researchers in dissemination of research-generated knowledge to industry is expected to increase the impact of research. We employed a mixed- methods research approach to identify and investigate the factors that may determine the effectiveness of such engagement at the individual level by investigating knowledge-transfer activities of researchers in the IT outsourcing field. The findings indicate researchers’ motivation, knowledge transfer mechanisms, and communication/interaction channels with industry may explain effective knowledge transfer. Impact-minded researchers were significantly more effective than publication-minded researchers in knowledge transfer. Recommendations to research managers and policy makers are provided.

KeywordsEffective academic knowledge transfer; Academic engagement; Higher Education Research Institutions; Research-practice communications; Collaborative research
Year2018
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management
Journal citation47, pp. 37 - 52
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISSN0923-4748
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2017.12.003
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85038884593
Page range37 - 52
Research GroupPeter Faber Business School
Place of publicationNetherlands
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