The literature suggests that academic researchers with dual-appointment contracts, i.e. those employed concurrently by a university and an organization outside academia, have the potential to be more engaged in research collaborations with non-academic partners than colleagues contractually linked to a university only. Our results suggest that this relationship is not simple. Based on a sample of 7773 academic researchers in Europe, our findings show that the relationship between dual appointments and research collaborations is negative when the appointment involves an organization in the private sector and positive when the dual appointment is with an organization in the public sector. Our results also highlight that the profiles of academic researchers in dual appointments differ from those of academics mostly involved in research collaborations with non-academic organizations. The main differences relate to the academic researchers’ educational paths, international mobility experiences and contractual status. The implications of these findings for research collaborations between the academic and non-academic sectors are discussed.

(2019). Dual appointments and research collaborations outside academia: evidence from the European academic population [journal article - articolo]. In STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/131759

Dual appointments and research collaborations outside academia: evidence from the European academic population

Cattaneo, Mattia;Meoli, Michele
2019

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The literature suggests that academic researchers with dual-appointment contracts, i.e. those employed concurrently by a university and an organization outside academia, have the potential to be more engaged in research collaborations with non-academic partners than colleagues contractually linked to a university only. Our results suggest that this relationship is not simple. Based on a sample of 7773 academic researchers in Europe, our findings show that the relationship between dual appointments and research collaborations is negative when the appointment involves an organization in the private sector and positive when the dual appointment is with an organization in the public sector. Our results also highlight that the profiles of academic researchers in dual appointments differ from those of academics mostly involved in research collaborations with non-academic organizations. The main differences relate to the academic researchers’ educational paths, international mobility experiences and contractual status. The implications of these findings for research collaborations between the academic and non-academic sectors are discussed.
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Cattaneo, Mattia; Horta, Hugo; Meoli, Michele
(2019). Dual appointments and research collaborations outside academia: evidence from the European academic population [journal article - articolo]. In STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/131759
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