Assessing the Impact of Knowledge Transfer Policies

An international comparison of models and indicators of universities’ knowledge transfer performance

Authored by: Ainurul Rosli , Federica Rossi

Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415692014
eBook ISBN: 9781315725239
Adobe ISBN: 9781317533382

10.4324/9781315725239.ch30

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Abstract

At least since the 1980s, a consensus has emerged among economists and policy makers on the central role of knowledge production and accumulation as a key stimulus to economic growth (Romer 1990). In the new knowledge based economy, intangible investment in the production of knowledge – through the funding of R&D and human capital formation – plays a crucial economic role in order to increase the economy’s productive resources, just as physical capital did in the old industrial economy.

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