We present a systematic review of the literature on academic engagement, defined as academic scientists’ involvement in collaborative research, contract research, consulting and informal technology transfer. Our findings suggest that across all national contexts studied, academic engagement is widespread. We identify the antecedents and consequences of academic engagement, and systematically compare these with the antecedents and consequences of commercialisation, i.e. intellectual property transfer and academic entrepreneurship. Academic engagement is distinct from commercialisation in that it is closely aligned with traditional academic research, and is pursued by academics to access resources that further their research. We conclude by identifying future research needs, opportunities for methodological improvement and policy interventions.

Academic Engagement and Commercialisation: A Review of the Literature on University Relations with Industry

FINI, RICCARDO;GRIMALDI, ROSA;SOBRERO, MAURIZIO
2013

Abstract

We present a systematic review of the literature on academic engagement, defined as academic scientists’ involvement in collaborative research, contract research, consulting and informal technology transfer. Our findings suggest that across all national contexts studied, academic engagement is widespread. We identify the antecedents and consequences of academic engagement, and systematically compare these with the antecedents and consequences of commercialisation, i.e. intellectual property transfer and academic entrepreneurship. Academic engagement is distinct from commercialisation in that it is closely aligned with traditional academic research, and is pursued by academics to access resources that further their research. We conclude by identifying future research needs, opportunities for methodological improvement and policy interventions.
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M. Perkmann; V. Tartari; M. McKelvey; E. Autio; A. Brostrom; P. D'Este; R. Fini; A. Geuna; R. Grimaldi; A. Hughes; M. Kitson; S. Krabel; P. Llerena; F. Lissoni; A. Salter; M. Sobrero
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