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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022, 10(3), 105-112
DOI: 10.12691/JBMS-10-3-1
Original Research

A Longitudinal Study of the R&D Partnership Development between Firm and Academia

Hui-Wen Yang1 and Shih-Chieh Fang1,

1Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

Pub. Date: May 12, 2022

Cite this paper

Hui-Wen Yang and Shih-Chieh Fang. A Longitudinal Study of the R&D Partnership Development between Firm and Academia. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2022; 10(3):105-112. doi: 10.12691/JBMS-10-3-1

Abstract

R&D collaboration with academia is widely perceived as the important way to develop breakthrough innovation and sustain competitive advantage in the knowledge-intensive industry. The outcome of collaborative innovation depends on the firm’s strategy and management to overcome the challenges from different institutional logic and different disciplinary of knowledge domains. Based on literature review and a longitudinal study, we explored how firm effectively develop and maintain R&D partnership with academia. We highlighted the dynamics of collaborative sensemaking in the interdisciplinary collaboration. This study provided inspiration for practitioners to manage R&D partnership and achieve the desired outcome of industry-academia collaboration.

Keywords

R&D, collaboration, moral hazard, cognitive distance, collaborative sensemaking

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