Title

Innovation and value creation in university-industry research centres in the canadian forest products industry

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Publication Date

11-1-2012

Abstract

As the forest products industry evolves into a modern industry based on cutting-edge industrial and management research, the prevalence and importance of university research centres have gained importance. Although there has been increased funding and attention given to university-industry research centres from policy makers and researchers, little is still known about the benefits or value that these collaborations provide and create for firms. Applied academic research requires the active participation of researchers and practitioners. In the Canadian forest products industry, there are other important actors that need to be considered, the federal and provincial governments as owners and regulators of the resource and funders of research and development projects and intermediary organisations who are often charged with transforming academic results into tools and methods able to be implemented into industry firms. This paper presents the results of three comparative case studies of university-industry research centres operating in the Canadian forest products industry through an exploration of their knowledge and technology transfer processes. The goal is to better understand the value that has been created for the four main groups of actors involved though informal and formal transfer processes and which processes are best suited for different types of knowledge.

ISSN

0045-5067

Publisher

Canadian Science Publishing

Volume

42

Issue

11

First Page

1884

Last Page

1895

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Academic research; Canadian forest products industry; Forest-products industry; Industry based; Knowledge and technology transfer; Main group; Management research; Policy makers; Research and development projects; Research centres; Tools and methods; Transfer process; University research; Value creation; Forestry; Industry; Sawmills; Technology transfer; Industrial research; academic research; forest resource; forestry production; governance approach; innovation; knowledge; policy making; research and development; research institution; technology transfer; timber industry; university sector; valuation; Forest Products; Forestry; Saw Mills; Canada

Scopus ID

84870208816

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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