University-Industry Partnerships in MIT, Cambridge, and Tokyo: Storytelling Across Boundaries

1st Edition

Sachi Hatakenaka

Routledge
Published May 4, 2016
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138993952 - CAT# Y210574
Series: RoutledgeFalmer Studies in Higher Education

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Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify the nature of change taking place in university-industry partnerships, to understand the underlying factors that influence that change, and to explore the underlying process of change. Three in-depth case studies are considered, that of MIT, Cambridge University, and Tokyo University, to compare their experiences in developing new types of university-industry relationships. Hatakenaka argues that internal and external organizational boundaries have influenced the evolution of the new types of relationships, and that the three universities have defined these boundaries differently.

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