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Olszewski Marcin (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland), Bednarska Marlena A. (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland)
Is Scientific Excellence a Good Predictor of Academic Engagement in Knowledge Transfer? Empirical Evidence from Tourism Academia
Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands, 2018, vol. 17, s. 83-94, tab., bibliogr. 24 poz.
Transfer wiedzy, Współpraca uczelni z przedsiębiorstwami, Turystyka
Knowledge transfer, University-Business Cooperation (UBC), Tourism
The paper is the result of the research project "Knowledge transfer from universities to companies - the determinants and the impact on innovativeness of the tourism industry" financed by the National Science Centre, Poland (decision no. DEC-2014/15/D/HS4/01217)
Over the years, many tourism academics have expressed some concern about the paucity of university-industry cooperation, and particularly universityto- industry knowledge transfer (Frechtling, 2004; Xiao & Smith, 2007). This study aims at investigating the role of scientific excellence in academic engagement in knowledge transfer activities. Based on data obtained from scientists involved in tourism research we found that individual excellence, and especially participation in research projects as contractor, is positively related to engagement in knowledge transfer to industry. We also found a positive effect of getting the title of professor on knowledge transfer activities. Moreover, contrary to our prediction, we identified no association between institutional excellence and knowledge transfer initiatives. (original abstract)
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