Title: University-industry-government cooperation: research horizons

Authors: Eliezer Geisler, Antonio Furino

Addresses: Professor of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1797, USA. ' Senior Fellow, 1c² Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Abstract: This paper identifies three current streams of research on R&D cooperation among industry, universities and government laboratories: (1) studies of the interaction, structure and processes; (2) studies of selected dimensions; and (3) studies of selected cases. We propose a comprehensive research agenda which includes the development of theories of cooperative R&D, and empirical studies of the impacts of such cooperation on the business performance and economic competitiveness of industrial companies. Methodological problems are discussed and some solutions are offered. The paper contains a bibliography of studies in the field of university-industry government cooperation.

Keywords: cooperative R&D; university-industry-government cooperation; innovation process; new product development; competitiveness; industrial collaboration; university laboratories; industry laboratories; government laboratories.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1993.025812

International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.802 - 810

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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