The Importance of Knowledge Assets on University-Industry Collaboration: A Preliminary Analysis

Ya-Feng CHANG, Fu-Sheng TSAI

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Abstract. Intellectual capital is an important base for inter-organizational collaborative activities, including the industry-academic collaboration studied here. A preliminary study was conducted with analytic hierarchy process method, trying to know the dimensionalized associations between intellectual capital (i.e., Human, Structural, Customers, Organizational, Process, knowledge, and innovation capitals) and industry-academic collaboration (i.e., academic engagement and commercialization). Analyzing expert opinions, we gained matrices and priority scores, indicating that different forms of intellectual capital have different influences on academic engagement versus commercialization. The results remind scholarly works to look into detailed and differentiated mechanisms that utilize intellectual capital for governing industry-academic collaboration.

Keywords. Intellectual capital, Industry-academic collaboration, Analytic hierarchy process; Taiwan.

JEL. M10; L33; L52.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jeb.v4i2.1326

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