Title: The international dimension to industry-academic links

Authors: Jeremy Howells, Maria Nedeva

Addresses: Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST) and Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition (CRIC), Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST), Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Abstract: This paper focuses on one aspect of the fundamental changes facing higher education in the knowledge-based economy, namely the growth of industry-academic links and in particular the growth of cross-border collaboration and funding. Following an historical background and context to industry-academic links and its more recent growth trends, the paper seeks to analyse industry/higher education collaboration from an international perspective, although more detailed analysis is undertaken from a UK context. The paper concludes with a short discussion on the policy implications of the paper|s findings.

Keywords: university-industry links; internationalisation; R&D; knowledge; technology transfer; national systems of innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003086

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.1/2, pp.5-17

Available online: 11 Jul 2003 *

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