Knowledge transfer and university-business relations: Current trends in research

Vicente Ripoll Feliu, Anadairin Díaz Rodríguez


Purpose: To identify the current research trends regarding knowledge transfer and the university-business relationships during the period 2013-2016 in the journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge.

Design/methodology/approach: In order to fulfill the research objective, a bibliographic search was conducted using the Pro-KnowC (Knowledge Development Process-Constructivist) tool, developed by LabMCDA (Laboratory of Multicriteria Methodologies to Support Constructivist Decision-Making).

Findings: As a result, a total of 122 articles were identified, classified into 4 separate lines of research, in which the most discussed topic was the economic impact of university-business relations, appearing in a total of 35% of the publications.

Originality/value: This article provides the basis for future lines of research, focusing it on areas of greater importance within the topic.


University-business relations, knowledge transfer

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Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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