Knowledge exchange between academia and industry

Alice Moncaster, Di Hinds, Heather Cruickshank, Peter M. Guthrie, Naeeda Crishna, Keith Baker, Kate Beckmann, Paul W. Jowitt

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    Abstract

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
    unambiguously demonstrated the critical and serious
    nature of climate change. It specifically outlined the
    urgent need for new practices and technologies within the
    built environment, and this in turn needs effective and
    quick knowledge development and transfer. While,
    historically, construction research has presupposed the
    ‘pipeline’ model of knowledge transfer from academics to
    practitioners, often in a slow and piecemeal process,
    there has been a recent move towards greater involvement
    of practitioners in research, following theories from
    the social sciences about the roles of social networks and
    communities of practice in the co-production of knowledge.
    However, there is little empirical evidence to show
    whether the involvement of practitioners in construction
    research is changing either research practices or the
    acquisition of new knowledge by practitioners. This paper
    provides some of this evidence, by summarising the
    results from four studies to investigate how knowledge is
    being created within the Sustainable Urban Environment
    research consortia and how it is being accessed by the
    construction industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167–174
    Number of pages8
    JournalEngineering Sustainability
    Volume163
    Issue numberES3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

    Keywords

    • knowledge management

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    Moncaster, A., Hinds, D., Cruickshank, H., Guthrie, P. M., Crishna, N., Baker, K., Beckmann, K., & Jowitt, P. W. (2010). Knowledge exchange between academia and industry. Engineering Sustainability, 163(ES3), 167–174. https://doi.org/10.1680/ensu.2010.163.3.167