ERIC Number: ED260618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Industry and University: New Forms of Co-operation and Communication.
Blume, Stuart; And Others
Ways that university-industry networks begin and then operate are discussed, based on 14 country reports. The various types of collaborative networks are considered, with particular focus on networks and industrial development. New forms of university-industry relations are also categorized by the function that they are intended to fulfill: long-term linkages, promotion of special areas of science and technology, and the development of liaison systems. Specific examples from the 14 countries are cited. The link between networks and the level of industrial development is considered, with attention to moving from informal to formal networks, the contribution of university-industry relations to regional development, and relations between universities and industry in less industrialized countries. Since networks depend on the scale and branch of industry, consideration is given to: large firms in high technology or traditional sectors, and small and medium size firms in high technology or traditional sectors. The promotion of long-term linkages is considered, including incentives and deregulation, science parks, university-originated firms, and school-industry partnerships. Perspectives are included on the prerequisites for success, universities and innovation, and strengthening the sociotechnical community. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Incentives, Industrialization, Industry, Innovation, Networks, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, Scientific and Technical Information, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Japan; Norway; Sweden; United States