Rajaeian, M., Cater-Steel, A. & Lane, M. (2018). Determinants of effective knowledge transfer from academic researchers to industry practitioners. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management,47 37-52. Netherlands: Elsevier Inc.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2017.12.003
Engagement of academic researchers in dissemination of research-generated knowledge to industry is expected to increase the impact of research. We employed a mixed- methods research approach to identify and investigate the factors that may determine the effectiveness of such engagement at the individual level by investigating knowledge-transfer activities of researchers in the IT outsourcing field. The findings indicate researchers’ motivation, knowledge transfer mechanisms, and communication/interaction channels with industry may explain effective knowledge transfer. Impact-minded researchers were significantly more effective than publication-minded researchers in knowledge transfer. Recommendations to research managers and policy makers are provided.
Peter Faber Business School
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