Setting the Direction for a Sustainable Future?:A Critical Review of University-Enterprise Partnership Evaluation

Olphin, Catherine (2022) Setting the Direction for a Sustainable Future?:A Critical Review of University-Enterprise Partnership Evaluation. Environmental Sciences Proceedings, 15 (1). ISSN 2673-4931

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Abstract

University−enterprise partnerships foster great opportunities for sustainable development by enabling the translation of research into viable commercial solutions. However, how do we measure the relative “success” of such a partnership? This paper critically considers traditional evaluation methodologies to identify relative merits and shortfalls. Common themes include measuring against predominantly economic criteria and an over-reliance on global metrics at the expense of capturing regional impact. Potential consequences include undervaluation of local impact, disproportionate prioritization of economic impact, and the subsequent sidelining of environmental benefits. A place-based evaluative approach is proposed for future research to alleviate shortfalls.

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Journal Article
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Environmental Sciences Proceedings
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10 May 2022 09:40
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10 May 2022 09:40