Effecting successful knowledge transfer: lessons from the UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme

Wynn, Martin G and Turner, Phillip (2013) Effecting successful knowledge transfer: lessons from the UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. International Journal of Management in Education, 7 (3). pp. 293-312. ISSN 1750-385X

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Abstract

This article focuses on one case example to illustrate how the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme has been used to benefit a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) in the UK. The KTP product is arguably the most used vehicle for effecting knowledge transfer between universities and local industries in the UK, and three distinct KTP projects (implemented in the one company) are discussed. The impact of these projects is then reviewed in terms of innovation initiatives, professional development, skills enhancement and organisational change. The change implications for the university are also discussed and sets of guidelines for KTP selling, project design and project supervision are suggested

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: KTP; knowledge transfer partnerships; organisational development; process change; third stream activity; management in education; industry engagement; UK; United Kingdom; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; universities; local industries; university-industry cooperation; industrial collaboration; innovation initiatives; professional development; skills enhancement; organisational change.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology > Technical Computing
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 04:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1303

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