The motivations, organisation and outcomes of university-industry interaction in the Netherlands
Isabel Bodas Freitas & Bart Verspagen
This paper aims at analysing the impact of institutional and
organizational factors on bridging industrial and university motivations
for collaboration, as well as on the content, management and outcome of
this relationship, in the Netherlands. In particular, we explore which
type of projects, set up under specific industrial and university
motivations, are more likely to face institutional barriers related to
technology, market and organisational incentives frameworks. Moreover,
we analyse the impact of technology transfer offices, research
sponsoring, part-time professorships, and patenting on aligning
university and industry motivations towards collaboration. To proceed
empirically, thirty in-depth cases of successful university-industry
knowledge transfer are analysed.
Keywords: university-industry interaction, innovation cooperation. JEL codes: O31, O32.
UNU-MERIT Working Papers ISSN 1871-9872