Found in translation?: On the transfer of technological knowledge from science to industry
2016 (English)In: Extending the Business Network Approach: New Territories, New Technologies, New Terms / [ed] Peter Thilenius, Cecilia Pahlberg, Virpi Havila, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 227-246 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
In this chapter the business network view will be extended by the introduction of an actor with a purpose other than that of business orientation—the scientific organisation. The main purpose of a scientific organisation is the production of knowledge. Few, if any, are questioning the role of science as such, but there is a large debate over the usefulness of science in industry and how this utility can be increased by improved transfer mechanisms. The debate is often unclear concerning what knowledge should be transferred, but in the case of the focal actor, the European Organization for Nuclear Research—CERN—the discussion revolves around the transfer of different kinds of technological knowledge. Thus, in this chapter, we analyse how technological knowledge is transferred from science to industry, and some of the difficulties involved in this task.
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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 227-246 p.
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