ERIC Number: EJ860130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Industry, College Faculty, Research Universities, Correlation, School Business Relationship, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Research and Development, Financial Support, Faculty Workload
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain