Japan’s policy of cooperation between industry and the academic sector with experiential data
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[German title: Japans Politik für die Kooperation zwischen dem Industrie- und Wissenschaftssektor bezüglich empirischer Daten]

KNOWLEDGE FLOW FROM THE SCIENTIFIC SECTOR TO PRIVATE FIRMS: A REVIEW ON THE POLICY OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS IN JAPAN
Author(s): AKIYA NAGATA 
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), Year: 2007 Vol: 4 Issue: 4 (December 2007) Page: 495 – 510

Abstract: This paper investigates the stylized facts for Japan’s policy of cooperation between industry and the academic sector with experiential data. The results of the analysis make it apparent that the importance of intellectual property as a medium of knowledge flow is limited by nature in Japan. Furthermore, the results indicate that one future issue for the policy in Japan is to support the informal information exchange between industry and the academic sector and to convert “invisible” cooperation arising from such exchange into a more “visible” cooperation.
 
Keyword(s): Technology transfer, knowledge flow, academic sector

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