Networks, Space and Organizational Performance: A Study of the Determinants of Industrial Research Income Generation by Universities

Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi, Daniel Prokop
2016 Figshare  
Huggins R., Izushi H. and Prokop D. Networks, space and organizational performance: a study of the determinants of industrial research income generation by universities, Regional Studies. This paper examines the extent to which both network structure and spatial factors impact on the organizational performance of universities as measured by the generation of industrial research income. Drawing on data concerning the interactions of universities in the UK with large research and development
more » ... nd development (R&D)-intensive firms, the paper employs both social network analysis and regression analysis. It is found that the structural position of a university within networks with large R&D-intensive firms is significantly associated with the level of research income gained from industry. Spatial factors, on the other hand, are not found to be clearly associated with performance, suggesting that universities operate on a level playing field across regional environments once other factors are controlled for.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3692007 fatcat:3q7qygydh5dlxcdmsoyq55ezmy