Chapter 6 - Governance of public research and its implications for knowledge transfer

Summary of the chapter

This chapter presents new evidence on governance of public research supporting knowledge transfer, based on a new survey conducted in 2017-18 for this project across 35 OECD countries. It first provides new evidence on the level of autonomy of universities and PRIs, which impacts their capacity to make decisions regarding support programmes for knowledge transfer. It then explores the importance of performance contracts and evaluation mechanisms that incentivise knowledge transfer. It also provides insights into the participation of civil society and industry on the governing boards of universities, PRIs and research councils.

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