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Knowledge and Capability development in a university-industry collaboration: a case study

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

Short description

Firms that want to develop and prosper need to provide better products or services to their customers in order to gain a competitive advantage over their competition. To reach this competitive advantage, firms can for example focus their resources on conducting research and development to become more innovative. A firm can reach outside of its internal organization, to external sources of knowledge, in their search for new knowledge, from which the firm can generate new innovations. One such external source of knowledge is the university. This dissertation project aims to investigate how firms use knowledge derived from a university-industry collaboration to create innovations and thereby gain a competitive advantage.

Doctoral student: Daniel Hemberg
Supervisor: Olof Zaring
Assistant supervisor: Rögnvaldur Saemundsson