7th Framework Programme -Marie Curie Actions
Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Innovation; MARIE CURIE ACTIONS (International Research Staff Exchange Scheme)
Crossing Boundaries aims to develop, through a programme of staff exchange, a new international & multi-disciplinary research community working in exploring the processes, challenges & implications on innovation performance of knowledge & technology transfer across national boundaries.This research community will focus particularly on: 1. Who are the actors in the process of knowledge & technology transfer for the purposes of innovation across national boundaries?2. What are the processes of knowledge & technology transfer across national boundaries & how do these differ according to the actors?3. How do contextual factors (such as institutional divergence, cultural differences & geographic distance) influence the processes of knowledge & technology transfer across national boundaries?4. How do organisational factors (such as technological capabilities & the absorptive capacity of the firm) influence the processes of knowledge & technology transfer across national boundaries?5. What are the implications for policy & policy transfer for innovation?