Developing absorptive capacity for midstream science in open innovation contexts

Research paper by Urs Daellenbach, Sally Davenport, Katharina Ruckstuhl

Indexed on: 01 Jun '18Published on: 06 Feb '18Published in: International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation


Open innovation and absorptive capacity research address similar issues related to the transfer of knowledge in settings where a broader perspective can yield benefits through collaboration between organisations and individuals. Both, however, have traditionally emphasised a 'firm' and 'commercial' focus. Here, we argue that these literatures can be fruitfully combined, particularly when considering the relatively under-;researched partnering of public-;sector researchers within mid-;stream science research collaborations with commercial firms in a cross-;cultural context.