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Co-creation with Companies : A Means to Enhance Societal Impact of University Researchers? (2019)


Pulkkinen, Kirsi; Hautamäki, Antti (2019). Co-creation with Companies : A Means to Enhance Societal Impact of University Researchers?. In Sørensen, Mads P.; Geschwind, Lars; Kekäle, Jouni; Pinheiro, Rómulo (Eds.) The Responsible University : Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 145-172. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25646-3_6


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Pulkkinen, Kirsi; Hautamäki, Antti

Parent publication: The Responsible University : Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

Parent publication editors: Sørensen, Mads P.; Geschwind, Lars; Kekäle, Jouni; Pinheiro, Rómulo

ISBN: 978-3-030-25645-6

eISBN: 978-3-030-25646-3

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 145-172

Number of pages in the book: 318

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25646-3_6

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66968


Abstract

In this chapter, we explore co-creation as a form of societal interaction of science. We approach co-creation as a goal-oriented form of dynamic interaction aiming at mutual benefit of all parties. As such, we exclude technology transfer and other linear societal interaction forms that follow a closed-model innovation format. We argue that focusing solely on tapping the needs of researchers and ‘pure’ science would lead to ignoring the broader context in which researchers work. An excessive focus on meeting the needs of external stakeholders could jeopardize the preconditions of science. Hence, this chapter explores how researcher-company co-creation can be nurtured in a heavily institutionalized setting, where established rules govern the process of knowledge production and protect research integrity. The co-creation process is analyzed by combining Nonaka’s SECI model and Strober’s interdisciplinary interaction model for knowledge creation. We find that the core of this process lies facilitated dialogue, which is seen as open knowledge sharing between equal participants.


Keywords: universities; cooperation with companies; research; societal effects; efficacy


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3


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