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ERIC Number: EJ1119531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
A Typology of Knowledge Collaboration: A Case Study of an Initiative to Accelerate the Internationalization of Finnish Cleantech Entrepreneurship
Vauterin, Johanna Julia; Virkki-Hatakka, Terhi
Industry and Higher Education, v30 n4 p292-301 Aug 2016
A critical understanding of how knowledge collaboration may work in various configurations is a prerequisite in shedding light on how effective knowledge collaboration affects opportunities for business growth. This article presents a case analysis of a knowledge collaboration initiative between a university and other knowledge organizations. The purpose of the collaboration was to accelerate the internationalization of Finnish clean technology entrepreneurship. Various knowledge actors participated but did not succeed in translating mutual knowledge into new opportunities for clean technology business growth in the Russian market. The authors develop a typology for knowledge collaboration, providing an explanatory logic for the multidimensional development paths of such collaboration and the considerations involved. This typology may support the professional development of knowledge workers engaged in similar initiatives. It may also assist in the establishment and assessment of knowledge-based project ventures, especially those in which universities and other knowledge institutions collaborate to create opportunities that benefit entrepreneurship and new business.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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