Title: Developing absorptive capacity for midstream science in open innovation contexts

Authors: Urs Daellenbach; Sally Davenport; Katharina Ruckstuhl

Addresses: Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand ' Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand ' Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Abstract: Open innovation and absorptive capacity research address similar issues related to the transfer of knowledge in settings where a broader perspective can yield benefits through collaboration between organisations and individuals. Both, however, have traditionally emphasised a 'firm' and 'commercial' focus. Here, we argue that these literatures can be fruitfully combined, particularly when considering the relatively under-researched partnering of public-sector researchers within mid-stream science research collaborations with commercial firms in a cross-cultural context.

Keywords: science-industry collaboration; open innovation; National Science Challenges; NSCs; academic engagement; absorptive capacity; New Zealand.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2017.089674

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2017 Vol.15 No.4, pp.447 - 462

Available online: 31 Jan 2018 *

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