Developing absorptive capacity for midstream science in open innovation contexts
by Urs Daellenbach; Sally Davenport; Katharina Ruckstuhl
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 15, No. 4, 2017

Abstract: Open innovation and absorptive capacity research address similar issues related to the transfer of knowledge in settings where a broader perspective can yield benefits through collaboration between organisations and individuals. Both, however, have traditionally emphasised a 'firm' and 'commercial' focus. Here, we argue that these literatures can be fruitfully combined, particularly when considering the relatively under-researched partnering of public-sector researchers within mid-stream science research collaborations with commercial firms in a cross-cultural context.

Online publication date: Wed, 31-Jan-2018

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