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ERIC Number: EJ1168046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Diagnosis of the Market for Ideas and the Role of Industrial Associations as Intermediaries in the Brazilian Context
Gusberti, Tomoe Daniela Hamanaka; Bretas, Arthur Chafim
Industry and Higher Education, v32 n1 p9-22 Feb 2018
Markets for technologies and ideas depend on the flow of knowledge and technology from one company to another or from universities and research institutes to industry. These markets are driven by the process known as open innovation. In recent years, the literature has emphasized the need to analyse the market for ideas through its constituent parts. The concept of technology and knowledge intermediaries is relatively new and has not yet been well defined. This article focuses on specific types of intermediaries in an attempt to enrich the conceptual framework of this knowledge domain and to identify the influences of variables at various contextual levels. The article focuses on the role of industrial associations as intermediaries connecting companies with other innovation system agents. By assessing the content of their respective websites, the authors compare the approaches of selected industrial associations in Brazil with counterparts in other countries. In doing so, they find differences between the two groups in mindset and attitudes to university-industry interaction. On the basis of their analysis, they diagnose shortcomings in the Brazilian context that need to be addressed if the country is to be competitive at the global level in terms of innovation and the effective exploitation of research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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