Boundary making and strategy making in knowledge-forming organisations

Overview

Government policy is devoted to bettering linkages between university research and commercial product development in the knowledge economy. Yet little is known of relationships between university and non-university knowledge forming organisations (KFOs) and what policies and resources sustain and adjust the border between them. Different countries approach these issues in distinctive ways, in part because of public policy, in part through different endogenous dynamics. 

Using case study research in five countries, the project will identify ways the division of labour between different KFOs can be optimised, while sustaining their respective strengths, and maximising the opportunities for strategy and innovation.

Researchers
Simon Marginson and Mark Considine (Melbourne)
Funded
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant project
Date
2008-2010