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ERIC Number: EJ860130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
The Effects of University-Industry Relationships and Academic Research on Scientific Performance: Synergy or Substitution?
Manjarres-Henriquez, Liney; Gutierrez-Gracia, Antonio; Carrion-Garcia, Andres; Vega-Jurado, Jaider
Research in Higher Education, v50 n8 p795-811 Dec 2009
This paper evaluates whether university-industry relationships (UIR) and academic research activities have complementary effects on the scientific production of university lecturers. The analysis is based on a case study of two Spanish universities. We find that the effects of R&D contracts with industry, and academic research activity on scientific production are synergistic, but only when the R&D contracts account for a low percentage of a lecturer's total funding. This suggests that the positive effect of UIR on a lecturer's scientific production comes fundamentally from the capacity to provide complementary resources (cognitive, technical, and/or financial) for research activities. If lecturers are not involved in research and dedicate most their time to the development of activities related to UIR, their scientific production will be negatively affected.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Spain