University strategies for increased collaboration: A case study of the Science Faculty, University of Copenhagen

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Strategic planning has become increasingly integral to university operations in recent decades with nearly all European universities developing each their own university strategy. As the landscape of higher education is changing and universities’ role extends beyond conducting research and educating, university leaders address organizational changes by formalizing strategic processes and setting institutional directions and while the subject of the university has been a of interest to scholars in multiple disciplines such as entrepreneurship, innovation management, policy and economics, strategic management issues confronting the universities have not been fully addressed. By employing case study research approach and strategic management concepts, such as organizational capabilities and organizational change management, this study aims to examine the role of university strategy for addressing key issues related to managing collaboration with external partners at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark’s largest natural science research and education institute). The increasing demand from university to utilize the knowledge from research and teaching in order to address growing societal and economic challenges by fulfilling their “Third mission” have resulted in a strategy for extended cooperation with public and private enterprises. Although there is an extensive body in research on university- industry collaborations in terms of technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship, we know little about how collaborations are affected by the university strategy. This study aims to shed greater light on the role of strategic management for shaping the organizational conditions of knowledge exchange between university academics and private organizations.
Publikationsdatosep. 2018
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2018
BegivenhedThe Triple Helix and Beyond: A New Era - Manchester, Storbritannien
Varighed: 5 sep. 20188 sep. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 16


KonferenceThe Triple Helix and Beyond

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