Authors: Victor Feria, Antonio Hidalgo
Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain. ' Department of Business Administration, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Abstract: The relationship in the knowledge transfer (KT) process between science and production has become less fortuitous and more systemic. However, while there are many ways of carrying out the KT between firms and universities, there is a little understanding about these mechanisms. This paper presents the results of the analysis focused on scientific-technological KT in four Mexican firms and carried out by the case study approach. The analysis highlights the use of KT mechanisms as a means to obtain scientific-technological knowledge, learning, building S&T capabilities, and achieve the results of the R&D and innovation by firms.
Keywords: knowledge transfer; transfer mechanisms; technology management; Mexico; cooperation; demand side; science; universities; higher education; scientific-technological knowledge; R&D; research and development; Grupo Silanes; pharmaceutical industry; Mabe; white goods; electrical appliances; SYCSA; storage equipment; transportation; Streger; biotechnology; chemicals industry; innovation; learning.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.1, pp.22 - 42
Available online: 13 Jul 2011Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article