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".
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.
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.
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.
We encourage submissions that address the following topics, but not limited to:
1. Actor level
· What are the actors' motives and strategies for SI interactions?
· Why do some actors not engage in SI interactions? What are potential barriers?
Which frictions exist in SI interactions, and how and why do SI interactions fail?
· What is the role and impact of intermediaries in SI interactions, and how does their role change throughout the transfer process?
2. Channel level
· What channels of interaction do actors choose and why?
· What factors and barriers facilitate or inhibit SI interactions, and what roles can policy play in supporting the respective interactions?
· What role do intermediaries play in the choice of an interaction channel, and how do they support the interaction process?
3️. Impact level
· What are the outcomes of SI interactions, and how can they be assessed regarding quantity and quality?
· How important are face-to-face interactions for SI interactions and outcomes?
· Which role do absorptive capacities play in the success and impact of SI interactions?
· What impact can SI interaction have beyond the actual actors, e.g., industry or society?
· How does S-I interaction influence industrial dynamics and industry evolution?
· What are the policy implications and governing lessons derived from case studies of collaboration projects and empirical evidence for SI interaction?
Special issue editors: Uwe Cantner, Maximilian Goethner, Martin Kalthaus, Valentina Tartari & Martin Wörter
Submission deadline: 31 May 2023
Contact details and full call: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/micro-processes-science-industry-interaction-actors-channels-impacts/
Alessandra Perri and Vera Rocha
Co-Editors-in-Chief, Industry and Innovation
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