Collaboration strategies and effects on university research: evidence from Chinese universities

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-749
Journal / PublicationScientometrics
Volume103
Issue number2
Online published22 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Previous studies have provided inconsistent evidence pertaining to the relationship between university-industry collaboration and university performance. This study's objective is to go beyond traditional viewpoints, which mostly confine university-industry collaboration within a separate channel, to build the relationship between university-industry collaboration overall channel characteristics and university research performance. In doing so, we define two collaboration strategies, collaboration breadth, which is the scope of different channels, and collaboration depth, which is the extent that universities deepen into different channels. Based on a comprehensive panel dataset of Chinese universities in mainland China in 2009-2013, we find that collaboration breadth and collaboration depth have a linear and curvilinear effect on academic research performance, respectively. Moreover, the interaction of collaboration breadth and depth shows a negative impact on academic research performance.

Research Area(s)

  • University–industry collaborations, Collaboration breadth, Collaboration depth, Academic research

Citation Format(s)

Collaboration strategies and effects on university research: evidence from Chinese universities. / Wang, Yuandi; Hu, Die; LI, Weiping; Li, Yiwei; Li, Qiang.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 103, No. 2, 05.2015, p. 725-749.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review