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Call for Papers: Industry and Innovation Special Issue on "Micro processes in Science-Industry Interaction: Actors, Channels, and Impacts"

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Industry and Innovation Special Issue on "Micro processes in Science-Industry Interaction: Actors, Channels, and Impacts"

    Posted 03-30-2023 09:54

    Dear colleagues, <o:p></o:p>

    Industry and Innovation would like to invite you to submit an article for our upcoming special issue on "Micro processes in Science-Industry Interaction: Actors, Channels, and Impacts". <o:p></o:p>

    Science-Industry (SI) interactions are multifaceted phenomena involving actors from different institutional contexts who interact in various ways for different reasons. Despite a broad existing literature on SI interactions, our understanding of the processes underlying knowledge and technology transfer remains limited. <o:p></o:p>

    We are seeking original research articles that explore the different processes in science-industry interaction at the micro level – for example, questions related to the actors involved, the channels of interaction used, and the impact these interactions generate. Identifying these micro processes will provide a more comprehensive understanding of SI interaction, especially regarding uni vs. bidirectional interaction, problem-solving vs. value-offering activities and many more. <o:p></o:p>

    For this endeavor, theoretical and both qualitative and quantitative empirical approaches, addressed from a disciplinary ord interdisciplinary angle, are welcome. In particular, perspectives from Economics of Innovation, Economics of Science and Technology, Management of Technology and Innovation, and Economic Geography can jointly provide a holistic picture of the antecedents and consequences of SI interaction.<o:p></o:p>

    We encourage submissions that address the following topics, but not limited to:<o:p></o:p>

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    1.    Actor level<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What are the actors' motives and strategies for SI interactions?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Why do some actors not engage in SI interactions? What are potential barriers?<o:p></o:p>

    Which frictions exist in SI interactions, and how and why do SI interactions fail?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What is the role and impact of intermediaries in SI interactions, and how does their role change throughout the transfer process?<o:p></o:p>

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    2.    Channel level<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What channels of interaction do actors choose and why?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What factors and barriers facilitate or inhibit SI interactions, and what roles can policy play in supporting the respective interactions?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What role do intermediaries play in the choice of an interaction channel, and how do they support the interaction process?<o:p></o:p>

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    3️. Impact level<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What are the outcomes of SI interactions, and how can they be assessed regarding quantity and quality?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         How important are face-to-face interactions for SI interactions and outcomes?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Which role do absorptive capacities play in the success and impact of SI interactions?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         What impact can SI interaction have beyond the actual actors, e.g., industry or society?<o:p></o:p>

    ·         How does S-I interaction influence industrial dynamics and industry evolution?<o:p></o:p>

    ·    What are the policy implications and governing lessons derived from case studies of collaboration projects and empirical evidence for SI interaction?<o:p></o:p>

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    <o:p> </o:p>Special issue editors: Uwe Cantner, Maximilian Goethner, Martin Kalthaus, Valentina Tartari & Martin Wörter<o:p></o:p>

    <o:p> </o:p>Submission deadline: 31 May 2023<o:p></o:p>

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    Contact details and full call: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/micro-processes-science-industry-interaction-actors-channels-impacts/ <o:p></o:p>

    <o:p>Best regards</o:p>

    Alessandra Perri and Vera Rocha

    Co-Editors-in-Chief, Industry and Innovation

    Vera Rocha
    Copenhagen Business School