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Innovative capabilities in large firms

Research project
Active research
Project owner
Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society

Short description

The aim is to add more to our understanding about the dynamics and outcomes in connection to university-industry interaction. My research is positioned within the emerging academic engagement literature, which contrasts knowledge collaboration between universities and firms with academic entrepreneurship and commercialization. Industrial PhD students, employed at a firm during their education, is an interesting form of university-industry collaboration since they act as boundary spanners and have the potential of influencing innovation outcomes. My focus is on how this form of collaboration can enable knowledge transfer, learning and network and signalling effects for the involved parties and how it can influence firms’ ability to innovate.

Doctoral student: Karin Berg
Supervisor: Maureen McKelvey
Ass. supervisor: Astrid H Lassen