From Science to Business: How Firms Create Value by Partnering with Universities by G. HaourFrom Science to Business: How Firms Create Value by Partnering with Universities by G. Haour

From Science to Business: How Firms Create Value by Partnering with Universities

byG. Haour, L. Mieville

Hardcover | November 10, 2010

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In today's knowledge-based society universities and firms must learn to engage more effectively. Universities focus on generating new knowledge, while firms are increasingly drawing on external collaborations to add value to their offerings. This book shows managers how to work with universities to boost their competitive position and revenue.
DR GEORGES HAOUR is Professor of Technology & Innovation Management. He also acts as an adviser to firms and organizations in his area of value-creation through effective management of the innovation process, as well as commercialization of technology. He has 8 patents, 90 publications and three books on innovation and technology comme...
Title:From Science to Business: How Firms Create Value by Partnering with UniversitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.89 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230236510

ISBN - 13:9780230236516


Table of Contents

Preface Firms Engage with Universities in Many Different Ways Collaborative Research between Firms and Universities Firms Accessing University Technology through Licensing Firms Accessing University Technology via Spin Outs SMEs Must Engage with Universities Best Practice for Firm-university Partnerships The Way Forward Selected Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'Managers will find numerous information and ideas in this remarkable book on how to best tap into universities' knowledge and technology, in order to help develop their business and create new ones. The book definitely fills a gap on an issue that is a high priority in most countries. Furthermore, it is very clearly written and very relevant to practitioners. A must read!' - Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO of Infosys, Bangalore. 'This book is inspiring for those who are committed to contributing to a more sustainable world! All elements of Open Innovation are explained and illustrated extremely well with numerous examples, making clear that the business center of gravity is clearly shifting East (China,Taiwan, Singapore, India). The new data and very convincing material as gathered from the BRIC countries is a kind of wake-up call for anyone active in R&D, Innovation or Technology Transfer.' - Robert Kirschbaum, Vice President Innovation of DSM, The Netherlands 'From Science to Business is one of the most comprehensive books on university-industry relationships as it exists throughout the world. An interesting read!' - Katharine Ku, Director Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University, USA 'This book is invaluable in defining how to make the linkage between firms and Universities more effective. More than ever, our world needs systemic innovations to make it more sustainable and this linkage constitutes one of the key elements in this process. Readers of this most insightful book will find much food for thought in this area.' - Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Institute of Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc. and former President of the University of Tokyo