Title: The transfer of innovation capability from universities to enterprises in China: an institutional framework
Authors: Li Yingbo, He Jiankun, Zhou Li
Addresses: School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. ' Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. ' School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Abstract: We focus on issues concerning the transfer of innovative capability from universities to enterprises. First, this paper outlines a theoretical framework for the transfer of innovative capability; it then provides an institutional form of transferring innovation capability in terms of united institution of transfer (UIT). Furthermore, an empirical analysis of feasibility of transferring innovation capability in China is conducted based on knowledge production function. Finally, we conclude that institution collaboration in the context of UIT is a good way of transferring innovative capability from universities to enterprises in China.
Keywords: innovation transfer; institutional innovation; institutional collaboration; innovation capability; universities; higher education; business enterprises; China; institutional frameworks; united institution of transfer; empirical analyses; feasibility studies; knowledge production; management; enterprise development.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2010 Vol.9 No.4, pp.385 - 404
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