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Research experts' role in knowledge development and exchenge in formal research cooperation

Peter Teirlinck and André Spithoven UGent (2010) p.611-620
abstract
The literature on ‘distributed’ and ‘open’ innovation emphasizes the need for enterprises to exchange external knowledge in order to perform R&D and to innovate. This paper focuses on research partnerships as a way to do so. More particularly, a distinction is made between the development and the exchange of in house knowledge in formal research cooperation agreements. Learning efficiency in absorbing external knowledge, reduction of outgoing spillovers, and access to tacit knowledge and know-how are main drivers for research cooperation and are largely related to capabilities in terms of internal R&D employment. Using micro-level data provided by the OECD business R&D survey for Belgium, insights are offered in the way R&D personnel qualifications and occupations are related to knowledge generation in R&D collaboration. More specifically, it is demonstrated that both the occupational positions and the level of education of R&D managers and researchers are positively related to knowledge development and knowledge exchange in formal R&D collaboration agreements. Moreover, in terms of absorptive capacity it is found that patent registration and innovative outputs are positively related to the propensity to engage in knowledge development in R&D collaboration, but not to the engagement of knowledge exchange in R&D collaboration
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
R&D personnel skills, absorptive capacity, knowledge exchange, R&D collaboration, knowledge development
editor
Alexandros Kakouris
pages
9 pages
publisher
Academic Conferences International
place of publication
Reading (UK)
conference name
European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
conference location
Athens (Greece)
conference start
2010-09-16
conference end
2010-09-17
ISBN
978-1-906638-75-7
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1043800
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1043800
date created
2010-09-20 20:17:32
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:13:14
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  abstract     = {The literature on {\textquoteleft}distributed{\textquoteright} and {\textquoteleft}open{\textquoteright} innovation emphasizes the need for enterprises to exchange external knowledge in order to perform R\&D and to innovate. This paper focuses on research partnerships as a way to do so. More particularly, a distinction is made between the development and the exchange of in house knowledge in formal research cooperation agreements. Learning efficiency in absorbing external knowledge, reduction of outgoing spillovers, and access to tacit knowledge and know-how are main drivers for research cooperation and are largely related to capabilities in terms of internal R\&D employment.
Using micro-level data provided by the OECD business R\&D survey for Belgium, insights are offered in the way R\&D personnel qualifications and occupations are related to knowledge generation in R\&D collaboration. More specifically, it is demonstrated that both the occupational positions and the level of education of R\&D managers and researchers are positively related to knowledge development and knowledge exchange in formal R\&D collaboration agreements. Moreover, in terms of absorptive capacity it is found that patent registration and innovative outputs are positively related to the propensity to engage in knowledge development in R\&D collaboration, but not to the engagement of knowledge exchange in R\&D collaboration},
  author       = {Teirlinck, Peter and Spithoven, Andr{\'e}},
  editor       = {Kakouris, Alexandros},
  isbn         = {978-1-906638-75-7},
  keyword      = {R\&D personnel skills,absorptive capacity,knowledge exchange,R\&D collaboration,knowledge development},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Athens (Greece)},
  pages        = {611--620},
  publisher    = {Academic Conferences International},
  title        = {Research experts' role in knowledge development and exchenge in formal research cooperation},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Teirlinck, Peter, and André Spithoven. 2010. “Research Experts’ Role in Knowledge Development and Exchenge in Formal Research Cooperation.” In , ed. Alexandros Kakouris, 611–620. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International.
APA
Teirlinck, P., & Spithoven, A. (2010). Research experts’ role in knowledge development and exchenge in formal research cooperation. In Alexandros Kakouris (Ed.), (pp. 611–620). Presented at the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International.
Vancouver
1.
Teirlinck P, Spithoven A. Research experts’ role in knowledge development and exchenge in formal research cooperation. In: Kakouris A, editor. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International; 2010. p. 611–20.
MLA
Teirlinck, Peter, and André Spithoven. “Research Experts’ Role in Knowledge Development and Exchenge in Formal Research Cooperation.” Ed. Alexandros Kakouris. Reading (UK): Academic Conferences International, 2010. 611–620. Print.