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ERIC Number: EJ1057831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
University-Firm Interactions in Brazil: Beyond Human Resources and Training Missions
Rapini, Marcia Siqueira; Chiarini, Tulio; Bittencourt, Pablo Felipe
Industry and Higher Education, v29 n2 p111-127 Apr 2015
The motivation for this article comes from the proposition in the literature that Latin American universities are detached from the research needs of the productive sector and that they limit their role to the human resources and training missions. The authors investigated the Brazilian scenario, using data from a survey conducted in 2008-2009 with universities and firms that interacted with each other. They found that some university-firm interactions in Brazil were diversified and embraced sophisticated knowledge generation and exchange. They also found that interactions with firms reinforced universities' missions of human resources and training provision and generated new knowledge for universities. Brazilian firms themselves have also been changing. They have been increasingly involved in innovative activities and also in more sophisticated interactions with universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil