Title: University-business collaboration: facilitating improvement through partnership

Authors: Barrie G. Dale, Bob McLellan

Addresses: Manchester School of Management, UMIST, P.O. Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK. ' RHP Bearings Ltd, UK

Abstract: This paper outlines a Teaching Company Scheme (TCS) Programme between the manufacturing sites of RHP Bearings Ltd and four universities, the theme of which is business improvement. The Programme is a unique endeavour to build active partnerships between the manufacturing sites of the company and academics. In the paper the benefits are reviewed and outcomes to the Associates, companies and academics examined. Guidance is also provided in setting up and managing this type of program.

Keywords: business improvement; Teaching Company Scheme; networks; university-business collaboration; engineering education; higher education; UK; United Kingdom; industrial collaboration; partnerships.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1998.030123

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1998 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.30 - 37

Published online: 11 Dec 2009 *

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