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Exploring the evidence base: an overview of the literature on the economic impact of knowledge transfer

University of Strathclyde
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  • Social Sciences
  • Education (General)
  • Economics
  • Education


This paper presents a policy-focused overview of relevant extant and ongoing research relating to the economic impact of knowledge transfer from higher education institutions. It highlights gaps in the current higher education research policy agenda on knowledge transfer as well as making suggestions where further research could most usefully inform policy. Consideration is also given within this paper to the development and use of metrics related to knowledge transfer activities of higher education institutions.

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