1st Edition

Science, Business and Universities Cooperation, Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Edited By Joanna Duda, Tomasz Bernat Copyright 2022
    264 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cooperation between science and business (S2B cooperation) is a very important issue from the points of view of the domestic economy, companies, and universities. This is mainly because such cooperation is a catalyst for faster and reliable development – not only of enterprises, but also of the entire economy. Thanks to S2B cooperation, enterprises can gain and commercialize new and ground-breaking solutions. Universities in turn can give their research a more practical dimension to increase its economic applicability, which helps universities prepare future staff to work in modern enterprises.

    The aim of this publication is to indicate how cooperation between universities and business can be implemented in an international dimension. It shows the role of modern universities in supporting the development of enterprise and entire economies as well as the role of modern enterprises that use resources located in universities (including knowledge resources). This unique combination has a positive impact on the results and developmental opportunities for each of them. Any potential obtained in this manner is the basis for creating a competitive advantage on the market.

    This book is devoted to a specific area of cooperation between enterprises and universities and will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of entrepreneurship, knowledge management, international relations, and higher education.

    Part I - Business Activities: Relationships and Cooperation

    1. Building knowledge-based economy on basis of research and development in fields of science and business

    Katarzyna Żak

    2. Creating conditions for conducting business activity through collaboration between enterprises and business environment institutions

    Izabela Rogalska and Damian Opalach

    3. Open innovation-driven business processes of crowdsourcing in Internet markets

    Małgorzata Dolińska

    4. Cooperation between enterprises seen as opportunity for increased innovativeness

    Agnieszka Peszko and Alexandra Horobet

    5. Knowledge Diffusion Centers – Krakow as Example of Integrator of Modern Business Services

    Sławomir Ziółkowski and Iwona Gawron

    6. Inter-organizational relationships and entrepreneurial orientation: investigating their impact on firm performance

    Rafał Kusa, Marcin Suder and Ilona Baumane-Vītoliņa

    7. Multidimensionality of communication in context of science-business proximity in clusters

    Barbara Szymoniuk and Stanisław Skowron

    Part II - Creating Entrepreneurship: Role of Universities

    8. Analysis and Development of Competencies of Faculty Innovation Brokers. Evaluation and Measurement Methods

    Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Arkadiusz Szmal, Marzena Staszkiewicz, Wojciech Kowalik and Dominik Kowal

    9. Educating Successors of Millennial Generation as Area of Cooperation Between Universities and Polish Family Businesses

    Mariola Dźwigoł-Barosz

    10. Shaping Relationships with Business Environment in Entrepreneurial University

    Izabela Czaja and Tomasz Kafel

    11. University-Business Cooperation: Cross-Case Analysis of Selected European Union Countries

    Joanna Duda, Vanda Maráková and Anna Wolak-Tuzimek

    12. Technological Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial University towards Greater Effectiveness of Business-Science Cooperation

    Ewa Badzińska and Beata Mrugalska

    13. Functioning challenges of spin-off companies in innovation ecosystem of Polish universities

    Dominik Kowal and Arkadiusz Szmal

    14. Knowledge and skills gained during studies as factor when preparing to running one’s own business – cross country analysis

    Tomasz Bernat, Aleksandra Gąsior, Dýõng Công Doanh, Alejandro Valencia Arias, Parulkumari Bhati and Petr Novak

    15. Trust in knowledge sharing among university students in Poland

    Małgorzata Budzanowska-Drzewiecka and Maciej Teczke


    Joanna Duda is Professor of Management and Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Management at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.

    Tomasz Bernat is Professor of Economics and Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Szczecin, Poland.