Title: Academic consulting and innovational output: framework for research
Authors: Tanmoy Roy; Pankaj Madan
Addresses: Faculty of Management Studies, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar – 249404, India ' Faculty of Management Studies, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar – 249404, India
Abstract: The paper investigates the types of academic consulting practices being done across the world based on the systematic review literature. The paper aims to propose a theoretical framework of academic consulting and also discusses various factors and sub-factors that influence academic consulting. Strong literature support was found for these factors and subfactors. This paper proposes several hypotheses that establish the key relationships between the factors and academic consulting and the key innovative output of the consulting method. The proposed theoretical framework exhibits how the consulting method having impacts on the institution, industry, and individual. To test the theoretical framework, we conducted a pilot survey by taking 100 respondents from academic institutions (PhD research scholars, assistant professors, associate professors, professors) in four metropolitan cities of India and also researchers who are in research and development (R&D) units of any industry and applied chi-square test on the collected data and results validate the theoretical framework of the consulting method.
Keywords: academic consulting; patent; knowledge transfer; contract research.
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.26 No.1, pp.1 - 19
Received: 28 Mar 2019
Accepted: 07 Aug 2019
Published online: 23 Sep 2021 *