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Measuring university–industry collaboration in a regional innovation system
Scientometrics (2009)
  • Irene Ramos-Vielba
  • Manuel Fernández-Esquinas
  • Elena Espinosa-de-los-Monteros
Abstract

Studies of university–industry collaboration remain subject to important limitations due to the shortage of empirical data and a lack of consistency in that obtained to date. This article puts into practice a set of universities Third Mission indicators in a regional innovation system. Selected indicators previously compiled from literature were reorganized and pre-tested. We have undertaken two face-to-face surveys of 737 firms and 765 heads of research teams, respectively. The results test the validation of indicators and provide a complex map of university–industry linkages as well as some observations on the flexibility needed to address this issue.

Keywords
  • Indicators,
  • University–industry collaboration,
  • Regional innovation system
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Irene Ramos-Vielba, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas and Elena Espinosa-de-los-Monteros. "Measuring university–industry collaboration in a regional innovation system" Scientometrics Vol. Published "on-line first" in December 2009 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/manuel_fernandez_esquinas/28/