University-industry collaboration in Iceland: Barriers and drivers of knowledge transfer

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    Abstract

    This study has the aim to better understand drivers and barriers of university-industry collaboration in order to make better use of unexploited physical but also human capital within research institutes. Often, studies concerning entrepreneurship or university-industry collaboration only shed light on one research sample. However, the sample of this study does not only imply academics, but also scientists and product developers from industry. One of the main objectives is to review types and determinants of collaboration among universities, public research institutes and industries by taking interviews with academic researchers, industry representatives from different product/research departments, and public research institutes. Preliminary research results show that drivers to collaborate are mostly voluntary based on reciprocity, which involves an exchange of information and equipment, common saving of costs and material, and common financing in the form of research grants. Other factors are quality assurance and better access to networks which again facilitate higher knowledge and resource transfer. Results of the qualitative analysis will be used to generalize findings in a quantitative analysis by using surveys among bigger samples.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019
    Event17th Interdisciplinary
    European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), University of Utrecht, 2019.
    - Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Duration: 17 Oct 201919 Oct 2019

    Conference

    Conference17th Interdisciplinary
    European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), University of Utrecht, 2019.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityUtrecht
    Period17/10/1919/10/19

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