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Journal Article

Antecedents of Successful Collaboration in Community of Practice between Academia and Industry: A Case Study  pp154-165

Ilpo Pohjola, Anu Puusa, Päivi Iskanius

© Aug 2016 Volume 14 Issue 3, Editor: Vincent Ribiere, pp113 - 190

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Abstract: This article examines the potential of a community of practice (CoP) to generate the dynamic capability of organisations in an academia…industry collaboration. This empirical qualitative case study was carried out within the Northern Research and Innovation Platform (NRIP), a university‑led CoP with the aim of intensifying academia…industry collaboration in the field of environment, energy and natural resources. This article offers a conceptual framework which could be applied in order to un derstand the antecedents needed for successful academia…industry collaboration to use community as an engine for the knowledge development and dynamic capability of the organisations. The study explains who the participants are and why they are participat ing as well as what their expectations are and how they are willing to participate. The utilisation mechanism is also explored from the knowledge management point of view.


Keywords: Keywords: community of practice, dynamic capability, open innovation, academia-industry collaboration


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