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The shaping of knowledge transfer from UK universities: an exploration of influences and motivations

Decter, M and Rose, M B and Cave, F D (2010) The shaping of knowledge transfer from UK universities: an exploration of influences and motivations. Working Paper. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    Industrial innovation can lead to economic benefits for a nation. Sources of such innovation are therefore important to governments. Over the last decade in the UK there has been a growth in government funding of knowledge transfer (KT) activities from UK universities, as they have been considered a relatively untapped source of innovation. European and regional funding tends to target work relating with SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) within specific geographical areas. UK national government funding however, can encompass support for a very wide variety of university knowledge and technology transfer activities. This study examines why UK universities undertake knowledge transfer activities and how this work is shaped at individual institutions. Evolutionary theory is used to examine differences at a range of universities, using contextual information about each university’s history and influences.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge transfer ; technology ; UK ; evolutionary theory ; university ; footprint ; European ; funding
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Lancaster Leadership Centre
    Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
    ID Code: 49031
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:30
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:51
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49031

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