Why is collaboration important?
Research collaboration is deemed to accelerate the transfer of knowledge between experts and the translation of world-class research into practical applications, which has important commercial, economic and social benefits. Collaboration between academics and practitioners can also produce new knowledge, by bringing together researchers with complementary perspectives, interests, skills and knowledge bases.
Together with Dr. Paul Jackson and Sally Dibb, Canhoto and Quinton investigated the experiences of academic academic researchers and industry practitioners who had participated in successful R&D collaborative projects in the digital arena, to identify the factors that support or hinder research collaboration.
To find out more about their project, follow the link in our Quick Links section.
- Research collaboration between universities and industry: Five practical principles to make it work, LSE Impact Blog (Aug 15, 2016)
- The co-production of value in digital, university–industry R&D collaborative project, Industrial Marketing Management (July 2016) Ana Isabel Canhoto, Sarah Quinton, Paul Jackson, Sally Dibb