Company-University Collaboration Types As A Determinant For Knowledge Transfer

Sabrina Woltmann, Lars Alkærsig

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This paper develops a framework for a novel measurement of outcomes of different types of company-university collaboration. We test whether the level of formalization and the type of interaction influences the outcomes, in particular knowledge transfer. We extend the existing research by applying novel statistical computational methods form the field of natural language processing to identify the knowledge transfer. We investigate how the level of formalization of
collaboration affects the knowledge transfer between universities and companies. Preliminary results indicate that we are able to identify additional forms of knowledge transfer and give companies insights into their potential benefits from different types of relationships. We propose a new perspective that enables companies to shape and adapt their external knowledge search as effective as possible.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSMS Special Conference Costa Rica - San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 14 Dec 201716 Dec 2017


ConferenceSMS Special Conference Costa Rica
Country/TerritoryCosta Rica
CitySan José
Internet address


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