ERIC Number: ED290378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Growth: Business-Higher Education Development Strategies. Education-Economic Development Series, No. 1.
Doyle, Peter H.; Brisson, Candice
Strategies to facilitate better cooperation between business and higher education institutions are explored with a focus on policies that colleges, businesses, and public policy makers can implement to utilize educational resources for economic development. Consideration is given to: developing informal university-industry networks, universities as business consultants, university-run industrial extension services, university-industry cooperative research, the state role in promoting innovation, and new business start-ups. For each of these topics, recommendations for university and state officials are offered and examples of activities at a number of colleges and universities are cited. Recommendations for the university include: identify what the university has to offer the private sector; establish business participation criteria that balance business needs and university resources; seek advice from the business community on technical services that they would find valuable; consider personnel exchanges and experimental industry faculty positions; explore the possibility of a center for excellence program; and contribute the college's resources and space to incubator projects. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Industry, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research Projects, School Business Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, State Officials, Technical Assistance, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Can Co. Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Northeast-Midwest Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Regional Policy.