ERIC Number: ED255130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The High-Technology Connection: Academic/Industrial Cooperation for Economic Growth. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Research Report No. 6.
Johnson, Lynn G.
Cooperative arrangements between academic institutions and industry are examined, with attention to linkages in high technology research and development (R&D), the commercial application of R&D (technology transfer), and the preparation and continuing development of scientific and engineering personnel. Incentives and barriers to campus/corporate involvements are identified. Also examined are the historical development of R&D ties, stages of technological change and community conditions affecting this process, patterns of innovation in large and small companies, and policy issues concerning nontraditional study and faculty ties with business. Cooperation in R&D includes arrangements such as contracted research projects, cooperative research centers, and personnel exchanges, while modes of technology transfer range from seminars and publications to faculty consulting and small business development services. Ten suggestions are offered to help colleges evaluate current linkages with industry, unmet local or regional needs, and school educational and personnel policies. A conceptual model of academic/industrial cooperation shows the economic goals and development strategies that relate to each type of linkage, as well as the extent of interaction that characterizes specific cooperative arrangements. Fifteen pages of references conclude the document. (SW)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Economic Progress, Engineers, Higher Education, Innovation, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, Scientists, Teacher Role, Technical Assistance, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Association for the Study of Higher Education, Department PR-6, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.50, nonmembers; $6.00, members).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.