Promoting academic engagement: university context and individual characteristics
Anders Broström and
Additional contact information
Zhiyan Zhao: Northwestern Polytechnical University
Jianfeng Cai: Northwestern Polytechnical University
The Journal of Technology Transfer, 2020, vol. 45, issue 1, No 13, 304-337
Abstract This paper aims to explore the impact of organizational context on individuals’ industry activities in Chinese universities. Academic engagement, which includes collaborative research, contract research, consulting and other informal outreach activities, is posited as being jointly determined by organizational and individual level factors. Based on 564 Chinese scientists’ survey responses, our results show that scientists perceiving their university as having a strong entrepreneurial mission or supportive policy context are more active in academic engagement. This relationship is, however, moderated by individual-level factors. Specifically, entrepreneurially oriented university missions and supportive policy are more strongly associated with intra-individual differences in academic engagement for junior scientists, and for scientists with established personal networks to industry. Our analysis also shows that several individual-level predictors of academic engagement identified in studies set in Europe and the US carry over to the Chinese context.
Keywords: Academic engagement; Entrepreneurial mission; Policy context; Individual characteristics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J18 L52 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10961-018-9680-6 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Promoting Academic Engagement: University context and individual characteristics (2018)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:45:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s10961-018-9680-6
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... nt/journal/10961/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
The Journal of Technology Transfer is currently edited by Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, Barry Bozeman and Simon Mosey
More articles in The Journal of Technology Transfer from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().