University-Industry Partnerships in MIT, Cambridge, and Tokyo

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

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 530g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138993956
  • 9781138993952

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Prologue Part I: Introduction 1.The Problem Part II: The Contexts 2. National contexts 3. Organizational contexts Part III: The Three Cases 4. The MIT way 5. The Cambridge Phenomenon 6. The Tokyo Story Part IV: Findings and Conclusions 7. Summarizing the nature of change 8. Shaping change: external and internal boundaries 9. Dynamics of change: the role of dialectics and storytelling 10. Conclusions Appendix I: Tables Appendix II: Social construction of a dissertation References Notesshow more