(A Study on Strategic University-Industry Collaboration)-

  • Beryl L. Kuo

    National Chengchi University

    Time : Sat, Nov 23 13.50 - 14.10

    Room : Ayodya C


Many governments and universities have made efforts to push academic technologies into marketplace. When firms intend to learn by collaboration, the proxy for measuring the efficacy of academic patent application or start-up formation becomes inappropriate. It is legitimate to ask what the nature of the university-industry collaboration is and what the strategic effect of innovation capability on the choice of collaboration modes is. Using information from a mail survey, this study examines the optimal collaboration mode for conveying the firms’ strategic intents to interact with universities by considering firms’ innovation capabilities. We address the strategic intents and exploitative-exploratory capability gap affect the choice between licensing and R&D cooperation. Several findings emerge in our study. First, firms may collaborate with universities by taking account of ‘efficiency-seeking, resource-seeking or internalization-seeking’ intent. We then conjecture that internalization-seeking intent is proactive and long-term oriented, efficiency-seeking intent is passive and short-term oriented, and resource-seeking intent is amid these two. Second, firms are more likely to license in university technologies when they have more superior exploitative capability than exploratory capability. But firms are less likely to collaborate with universities when they simultaneously own exploitative capability and exploratory capability


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