R&D collaboration: role of B a in knowledge-creating networks

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Abstract

Research and development (R&D) collaboration between universities and business is a vital form of new knowledge creation in knowledge-intensive high-technology business environments. Increasingly, collaboration occurs in networks. A key element in forming these collaborate networks is shared knowledge creation, which is dependent on the Ba, the SECI process, and knowledge assets. This paper argues that Ba plays a major role for successful knowledge creation through R&D collaboration between university and business. A Ba is a perception of a place – which can be virtual – and a shared purpose. The absence of a Ba is a significant barrier to success, but building a Ba takes collaborative time and effort. This paper addresses the problems in the successful formation of such networks based on insights from biotechnology, an area where this type of collaboration has been and still is common, but not always successful or unproblematic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalKnowledge Management Research and Practice
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • knowledge management
  • R&D
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ba

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