Characteristics of knowledge interactions between universities and small firms in Japan

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Abstract

Based on university-level data, characteristics of industry-university linkages in Japan were examined. The results of statistical analysis present a contrasting picture regarding the characteristics of knowledge interactions according to the size of industrial partners. On the one hand, on the basis of direct connections, university-based scientists with high research potential are linked with large firms in broad areas through highly interactive spillover channels such as joint research. On the other hand, through the intermediation of liaison offices, university-based scientists with low research potential are linked with small firms, through less interactive spillover channels such as technical consultation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-401
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Small Business Journal
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Small firms
  • Spillover
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management

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