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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.author Arhipova, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T11:23:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T11:23:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/466
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to explore the academy-industry cooperation in the Solar Decathlon competition project in Finland. Interviews with academics and the companies’ representatives answered to four main questions research established; namely the reasons for the both parties to cooperate, the factors that impede and facilitate the collaboration, and the use of the project’s results in the future. The findings show that the academy and the industry have different reasons for the cooperation, i.e. the academy is interested in the science development in the research and teaching, while the industry pursues the economic objectives through the publicity and products development. Although they have different aims in cooperation, they have areas of mutual interest and complement each other. This cooperation project has been successful and had no major problems. However, the main challenge arose in the project organization and management due to the large extension of it. Thus, it is important for the parties to evaluate better potential partners in the preplanning stage and to find the strategic fit. In addition to that, the cooperation can be facilitated with the common goal or a social mission that motivates all participants to work harder. Furthermore, good interpersonal relations, high levels of commitment and trust, efficient communication and mutual understanding encourage collaboration. Previous relationships have a positive impact on the future establishment of the cooperation. In general, the academy-industry cooperation can be fostered by providing the industry with interesting cases and practical knowledge. The academy wants to have a greater understanding of the companies’ needs. The results of the current cooperation will be used in the development of new collaborative projects between the universities and the companies. The industry will utilize the knowledge generated in this project for production and marketing. The academy will use the results of this project in the development of the multi-scientific teaching and cooperation inside of the Aalto University. This project has also promoted the cooperation among companies and has a deeper meaning for the society’s innovation system in whole. en
dc.format.extent 102
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Academy-Industry Cooperation: Case Solar Decathlon Competition en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Marketing and Management en
dc.contributor.department Markkinoinnin ja johtamisen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword academy-industry collaboration
dc.subject.keyword inter-organizational interaction
dc.subject.keyword cooperation
dc.subject.keyword dyadic relationships
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201111181378
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Marketing en
dc.programme.major Markkinointi fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon markkinointi
dc.subject.helecon marketing
dc.subject.helecon teollisuus
dc.subject.helecon industry
dc.subject.helecon yliopistot
dc.subject.helecon universities
dc.subject.helecon yhteistyö
dc.subject.helecon cooperation
dc.subject.helecon innovaatiot
dc.subject.helecon innovations
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon management
dc.subject.helecon organisaatio
dc.subject.helecon organization
dc.ethesisid 12334
dc.date.dateaccepted 2010-06-16
dc.location P1 I
local.aalto.openaccess yes
local.aalto.idthes 12334

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