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Increasing the Impact of Industry–Academia Collaboration through Co-Production



Anna Sannö, Anna Ericsson Öberg , Erik Flores-García, Mats Jackson

Publication Type:

Journal article


Technology Innovation Management Review


Increased competition and globalization motivate us to join forces to enhance the impact of the research conducted. Collaboration between organizations with different views can, however, be difficult to manage and needs awareness and skills to meet different expectations. This article will consider both a mutual industrial and academic perspective into the development of action research and, in six research project cases, empirically explore how the impact can be enhanced by considering certain key factors in the research process. How the phases of problem formulation, methodology, and results are managed is critical for the success of a collaboration and, thereby, its impact. Counter-productive forces that could dilute the progress over time need to be considered given that combining practical relevance and scientific rigour comes with challenges.


author = {Anna Sann{\"o} and Anna Ericsson {\"O}berg and Erik Flores-Garc{\'\i}a and Mats Jackson},
title = {Increasing the Impact of Industry–Academia Collaboration through Co-Production},
editor = {Chris McPhee},
pages = {12--22},
month = {April},
year = {2019},
journal = {Technology Innovation Management Review},
url = {}