The contribution of universities to innovation: Insights from a comparative study of the leading oecd nations

David D. Dill*, Frans van Vught

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Abstract

This chapter presents the results of a comparative study of innovation policies and their impacts on universities in a number of the leading countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It focuses on the activities in these universities in western industrialized nations regarding academic research, research doctoral training, and knowledge transfer, based on the premise that these activities [the Academic Research Enterprise (ARE)] are highly influential in modern industrial innovation processes. ARE is a substantial and growing portion of national research and development and is the essential source of social and economic development. Finally, the chapter explores the contributions of universities to innovation as well as the impacts of current innovation policies on university behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Forefront of International Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach
EditorsAlma Maldonado-Maldonado, Roberta Malee Bassett
PublisherSpringer
Pages245-253
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-007-7085-0
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-7084-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHigher Education Dynamics
Volume42
ISSN (Print)1571-0378
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1923

Keywords

  • Intellectual Property Right
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • National Innovation
  • National Innovation System
  • Technology Transfer Office

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