Academic-industry collaborations and knowledge co-production in the social sciences

Cherney, Adrian (2013) Academic-industry collaborations and knowledge co-production in the social sciences. Journal of Sociology, 51 4: 1003-1016. doi:10.1177/1440783313492237

Author Cherney, Adrian
Title Academic-industry collaborations and knowledge co-production in the social sciences
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-7833
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1440783313492237
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 1003
End page 1016
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Academic–industry collaborations are seen as a way to improve the translation and uptake of social science research. The ideal model is that of knowledge co-production, which regards effective collaboration as a reciprocal process between academic researchers and industry partners that is underpinned by jointly produced research outcomes. However academic–industry research partnerships can be inherently problematic, with poor collaborations impeding the translation and uptake of academic research. This article sets out to explore the realities of academic–industry collaborations in the social sciences through a study of Australian Research Council Linkage projects. Based on interviews with academic chief investigators and industry partners (n = 54) the article examines factors that influence the dynamics of research collaborations. Findings indicate that collaborations are inhibited and enhanced by particular individual and organisational factors and that the benefits of academic–industry collaborations go beyond simply improving the uptake of social science research.
Keyword ARC Linkage projects
Knowledge co-production
Research collaborations
Research utilisation
Social sciences
Academic–industry collaborations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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