The new dimensions of university-business partnerships

Leszek Kwieciński, Agnieszka Anna Młodzińska-Granek

Abstrakt


RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: The goal of the article is to identify the most significant factors that influence the general trends towards the new dimension of university-business partnerships.

THE RESEARCH PROBLEM AND METHODS: The authors state that modernization processes are essential for social development based on two paradigms: the new paradigm of development policy and the knowledge-based economy paradigm. Authors based their assumptions on the rational choice theory, as well as network institutionalism. The preliminary results of the research were based on 23 individual in-depth interviews with representatives of research institutions, universities and entrepreneurs’ associations, in four cities in Poland (Cracow, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw).

THE PROCESS OF ARGUMENTATION: The new goal of development policy is not only the growth of GDP per capita, but also the raise of living standards. Many of the premises are planted in the modern understanding of global economy, based on knowledge-based economy paradigm, according to which the key ability is to implement research into service and production processes (Błaszczyk et al., p. 70), and university-business partnerships might be the right instrument to achieve that to a greater extent.

RESEARCH RESULTS: On the basis of the preliminary research results presented in the article the authors have come to the conclusions that there are three specific levels, within which processes of social change take place, in case of university-business partnerships: 1. culture/customs, 2. legal regulations, 3. access to financial support.

CONCLUSIONS, INNOVATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The processes of social change in the context of the new paradigm of development policy have already started – there is a significant need of each of the actors to undertake cooperation, as it is a prerequisite of innovative growth. However, the conditions to start it are not yet sufficiently developed. Hence, there is a strong recommendation that the course of development policy was strongly based on the creation of improved conditions for cooperation.


Słowa kluczowe


new paradigm of development policy; knowledge-based economy paradigm; university-business partnerships

Pełny tekst:

PDF (English)

Bibliografia


Coleman, J.S. (1994). A rational choice perspective on economic sociology. In: N.J. Smelser & R. Swedberg (eds.), The Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Czapiński, J. & Panek, T. (eds.). (2015). Social Diagnosis 2015. Objective and subjective quality of life in Poland. Contemporary Economics, Vol. 9, Issue 4.

Dosi, G. (1982). Technological paradigms and technological trajectories: a suggested interpretation of the determinants and directions of technical change. Research Policy, Vol. 11.

Geels, F.W. (2002). Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and a case-study. Research Policy, Vol. 31, No. 8-9.

Gilejko, L. & Towalski, R. (2002). Partnerzy społeczni. Konflikty, kompromisy, kooperacja. Warszawa: Poltex.

Hausner, J. (ed.), (2014). Narastające dysfunkcje, zasadnicze dylematy, konieczne działania. Raport o stanie samorządności terytorialnej w Polsce. Kraków: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny.

Innovation Policy Studies. (2012). Status report of latest results and forthcoming tasks. Brussels: European Commission.

Lundvall, B.-A. (ed.). (1992). National Systems of Innovation: Towards a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning. London: Pinter.

Meier, I., Hekkert, M.P., Faber, J., & Smits, R. (2006). Perceived uncertainties regarding socio-technological transformation: towards a framework. The International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 2, No 2.

Kołomycew, A. & Kotarba, B. (eds.). (2014). Partnerstwa w sferze publicznej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.

Smith, R. & Kuhlmann, S. (2004). The rise of systemic instruments in innovation policy. The International

Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 4, No 4.

Williams, T. & Vonortas, N.S. (2015). Strategic Alliances/Knowledge-Intensive Partnerships. In: N.S. Vonortas, P.C. Rouge, & A. Aridi (eds.), Innovation Policy. A Practical Introduction.

New York, London: Springer Briefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.