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ERIC Number: EJ945946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Inside the Triple Helix: An Integrative Conceptual Framework of the Academic Researcher's Activities, a Systematic Review
Halilem, Norrin
Journal of Research Administration, v41 n3 p23-50 Fall 2010
In the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government relations, the academic researcher plays a predominant role as he participates in research, which provides opportunities for innovation; in teaching, which develops highly qualified personnel; and in entrepreneurialism, which represents the transformation of knowledge in a more usable form, and so another opportunity for innovation. The changes in the context of the university and of the researcher lead to a need for a more comprehensive understanding of the complexity of the university's universe. To answer this need, a systematic literature review was conducted. From 5,463 articles, 98 were selected that identified four different roles of the researcher (research, teaching, entrepreneurialism, and services), and four levels of variables that influence them: the researcher's characteristics (gender, ethnicity, network, e.g.), the departmental level, the university's characteristics (type, structure, policies, e.g.), and the university's location (city characteristics, entrepreneurial climate, regional policies, e.g.). A contextually sensitive understanding of these variables could provide a more nuanced and creative approach to manage research and entrepreneurial activities, and would provide opportunities to generate best practices to support the researcher. (Contains 2 tables and 15 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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