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The engagement of entrepreneurial firms with universities: Network formation, innovation, and resilience

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posted on 04.03.2022, 12:55 authored by Robert Huggins, Daniel Prokop, Rebecca Steffenson, Andrew Johnston, Nick CliftonNick Clifton
This paper examines the role of entrepreneurial firms as agents of economic resilience. It focuses on the networks these firms construct with universities in order to access knowledge for innovation. Drawing on data from a cohort of entrepreneurial firms in the United Kingdom and the United States it is found that networks between entrepreneurial firms and universities are an important feature of the complex adaptive innovation systems associated with resilience. Furthermore, entrepreneurial firms play a role in open innovation practices through the establishment of both horizontal and vertical ties with universities. However, there are numerous challenges that entrepreneurial firms often face when seeking to connect with universities, which may stymie resilience.

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Published in

Journal of General Management

Publisher

Sage

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Huggins, R., Prokop, D., Steffenson, R., Johnston, A. and Clifton, N. (2014) 'The engagement of entrepreneurial firms with universities: Network formation, innovation, and resilience', Journal of General Management, 40 (1), pp. 23-51

Print ISSN

0306-3070

Electronic ISSN

1759-6106

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Nick Clifton

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

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© The Publisher

Language

en