Determinants of effective knowledge transfer from academic researchers to industry practitioners

Rajaeian, Mohammad Mehdi and Cater-Steel, Aileen and Lane, Michael (2018) Determinants of effective knowledge transfer from academic researchers to industry practitioners. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 47 (Jan - March). pp. 37-52. ISSN 0923-4748


Engagement of academic researchers in dissemination of research-generated knowledge to industry is expected to increase the impact of research. We employed a mixed- methods research approach to identify and investigate the factors that may determine the effectiveness of such engagement at the individual level by investigating knowledge-transfer activities of researchers in the IT outsourcing field. The findings indicate researchers’ motivation, knowledge transfer mechanisms, and communication/interaction channels with industry may explain effective knowledge transfer. Impact-minded researchers were significantly more effective than publication-minded researchers in knowledge transfer. Recommendations to research managers and policy makers are provided.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 33592
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version is in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 02:14
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 04:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: effective academic knowledge transfer, academic engagement, higher education research, institutions, research-practice, communications, collaborative research
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2017.12.003

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only