Universities-Industry Collaboration: A Systematic Review

Forthcoming: Scandinavian Journal of Management

38 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2015 Last revised: 24 Apr 2015

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S N. Ankrah

University of Leeds

Omar Al-Tabbaa

University of Huddersfield

Date Written: April 18, 2015

Abstract

The collaboration between universities and the industry is increasingly perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. This is evident by a significant increase in studies that investigate the topic from different perspectives. However, this body of knowledge is still described as fragmented and lacks efficient comprehensive view. To address this gap, we employed a systematic procedure to review the literature on universities-industry collaboration (UIC). The review resulted in identifying five key aspects, which underpinned the theory of UIC. We integrate these key aspects into an overarching process framework, which together with the review, provide a substantial contribution by creating an integrated analysis of the state of literature concerning this phenomenon. Several research avenues are reported as distilled from the analysis.

Keywords: University-Industry collaborations

JEL Classification: M00

Suggested Citation

Ankrah, S N. and Al-Tabbaa, Omar, Universities-Industry Collaboration: A Systematic Review (April 18, 2015). Forthcoming: Scandinavian Journal of Management , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2596018 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2596018

S N. Ankrah

University of Leeds ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Omar Al-Tabbaa (Contact Author)

University of Huddersfield ( email )

Queensgate
Huddersfield HD1 3DH, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH
United Kingdom

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