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Public-private innovation: Mediating roles and ICT niches of industrial research institutes
Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9938-8839
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology.
2010 (English)In: Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, ISSN 1447-9338, Vol. 12, no 2, 206-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovation processes involve diverse sets of organizations including universities, private firms, corporate research labs and public research institutes. Collaborative forms of knowledge production and innovative activity enable actors to reduce risk, specialize, and take advantage of knowledge internal and external to the own organization.

This paper discusses interactions and collaborations between public and private sector innovation. This is done through an analysis of semi-public research institutes in Sweden and their roles as arenas for R&D processes involving industry, university and government in terms of funding, research and public-private innovation. Particular attention is paid to technological niches of research institutes and utilization of research findings from collaborative R&D.

The results show that institutes occupy specific niches which influence their ways of transferring knowledge. It is argued that diversity among R&D performers as well as funding opportunities is paramount for innovation systems to thrive.

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2010. Vol. 12, no 2, 206-216 p.
Keyword [en]
absorptive capacity, basic science, industrial research institutes, innovation systems, intellectual property rights, knowledge transfer, technological niche
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61601DOI: 10.5172/impp.12.2.206ISI: 000283013400007OAI: diva2:370581

Original Publication: Dzamila Bienkowska, Katarina Larsen and Sverker Sörlin, Public-private innovation: Mediating roles and ICT niches of industrial research institutes, 2010, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, (12), 2, 206-216. Copyright: e-Content Management / eContent Management Pty Ltd.,

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