Knowledge Exchange Between Universities and SMEs

The ‘Situation’ of SMEs

Sarai Løkkegaard, Marianne Lykke

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Exchanging knowledge between university and industry is generally known to be problematic. In this paper we address the situation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to understand their use of knowledge: in particular scientific knowledge.

The paper will present data from a qualitative study of the situations of eight SMEs. The data consists of ‘walk-alongs’, situational maps, and thirty-seven semi-structured interviews. The goal is to provide an in- depth understanding of the numerous circumstances that influence SMEs’ interactions with universities and scientific knowledge.

The paper presents new understandings related to industry’s ways of perceiving, accessing and imple- menting scientific knowledge; these include insights into the primary ways in which SMEs appropriate new knowledge; the barriers to acquiring new knowledge; how SMEs understand the university setting; the ways in which SMEs access and utilise scientific knowledge; and the barriers to acquiring and utilis- ing scientific knowledge. On the whole, the paper points out a need for universities to change their presentation and communication of scientific knowledge to SMEs; it also discusses the criteria for these new ways of communicating.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdatojun. 2016
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2016
BegivenhedUniversity-Industry Interaction Conference - Amsterdam, Holland
Varighed: 1 jun. 20163 jun. 2016
https://university-industry.com

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KonferenceUniversity-Industry Interaction Conference
LandHolland
ByAmsterdam
Periode01/06/201603/06/2016
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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Knowledge exchange
Scientific knowledge
Structured interview
Industry
Interaction
Communication
Qualitative study

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Løkkegaard, S., & Lykke, M. (2016). Knowledge Exchange Between Universities and SMEs: The ‘Situation’ of SMEs. Afhandling præsenteret på University-Industry Interaction Conference, Amsterdam, Holland.
Løkkegaard, Sarai ; Lykke, Marianne. / Knowledge Exchange Between Universities and SMEs : The ‘Situation’ of SMEs. Afhandling præsenteret på University-Industry Interaction Conference, Amsterdam, Holland.16 s.
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Knowledge Exchange Between Universities and SMEs : The ‘Situation’ of SMEs. / Løkkegaard, Sarai; Lykke, Marianne.

2016. Afhandling præsenteret på University-Industry Interaction Conference, Amsterdam, Holland.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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