Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

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: 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
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.

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