Title: An institutional perspective of knowledge transfer within university and industry alliance

Authors: Lina Anatan

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Maranatha Christian University, Jl. Prof. drg. Suria Sumantri, MPH, no 65, Bandung, 40164, West Java, Indonesia

Abstract: University to industry knowledge transfer within university-industry alliance has become an essential element of the research endeavours both in academic institutions and industrial sectors. It contributes significant resources, not only financial resources but also intellectual resources, to the companies related. By managing it, they expected to invest on the development of university research and business research capabilities on current research strength, and to link the research strength to solve the problem within the industry which leads to the improvement of performance, not only of the companies, but also the academic institutions' performance. This paper discusses and develops some propositions of university to industry knowledge transfer within university and industry alliance that explain antecedents (knowledge attributes, organisational attributes, network attributes) and consequence of university to industry knowledge transfer and the role of uncertainties that might affect the relationship between university to industry knowledge transfer and the alliance performance. Institutional perspective is used to develop some proposition to explain the relationships between variables in the proposed framework of university to industry knowledge transfer.

Keywords: university to industry knowledge transfer; alliance performance; institutional theory.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2018.094519

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2018 Vol.11 No.4, pp.378 - 395

Available online: 28 Aug 2018 *

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