Is scientific excellence a good predictor of academic engagement in knowledge transfer? Empirical evidence from tourism academia

Marcin Olszewski , Marlena Bednarska


Over the years, many tourism academics have expressed some concern about the paucity of university-industry cooperation, and particularly university- to-industry knowledge transfer (Frechtling, 2004; Xiao & Smith, 2007). This study aims at investigating the role of scientific excellence in academic engagement in knowledge transfer activities. Based on data obtained from scientists involved in tourism research we found that individual excellence, and especially participation in research projects as contractor, is positively related to engagement in knowledge transfer to industry. We also found a positive effect of getting the title of professor on knowledge transfer activities. Moreover, contrary to our prediction, we identified no association between institutional excellence and knowledge transfer initiatives
Author Marcin Olszewski (WGM / KT)
Marcin Olszewski,,
- Department of Tourism
, Marlena Bednarska (WGM / KT)
Marlena Bednarska,,
- Department of Tourism
Publication size in sheets0.55
Book Nalepka Adam, Ujwary-Gil Anna (eds.): Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competitions and Growing Customers' Demands. Proceedings of the 17th Conference of Scientists and Business People ; Tomaszowice, Poland, 18-19 June 2018, Business and non-profit organizations facing increased competition and growing customers' demands, vol. 17, 2018, Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge and Science “Cognitione” ; Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University in Nowy Sącz, ISBN 978-83-951082-2-8, [ 978-83-951082-3-5], 661 p.
Keywords in Englishscientific excellence; academic engagement; knowledge transfer; tourism
Languageen angielski
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