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Value generation from industry-science linkages in light of targeted open innovation

Dirk Meissner (Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
Elias George Carayannis (George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 3 April 2017




This paper aims to provide a substantial overview of features and channels of knowledge and technology transfer in light of achieving impact from science and research.


The paper is conceptual with substantial desk research undertaken. A taxonomy of transfer channels is proved and levels of impact from STI proposed.


It is found that there are different levels of value generated from science, technology and innovation, each featuring different stakeholders with different agendas and expectations. It is argued that to make knowledge and technology transfer impactful and sustainable, a long-term and holistic view and approach is required.


Against most papers about technology and knowledge transfer, this work presents an overarching overview of objects, channels and features of partners involved in transfer. It is features technology and knowledge transfer from a holistic perspective and provides useful background for future empiric studies and impact assessments.



The book chapter was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of the subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Program.


Meissner, D. and Carayannis, E.G. (2017), "Value generation from industry-science linkages in light of targeted open innovation", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 295-307.



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