University Social Responsibility: A Framework That Places It as a Strategic Partner to a European Digital Single Market – The Role of Technology-Based Universities

University Social Responsibility: A Framework That Places It as a Strategic Partner to a European Digital Single Market – The Role of Technology-Based Universities

Doina Stratu-Strelet (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Anna Karina López-Hernández (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Vicente Guerola-Navarro (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Hermenegildo Gil-Gómez (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) and Raul Oltra-Badenes (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4833-2.ch012
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the role of technology-based universities in public-private partnerships (PPP) to strengthen and deploy the digital single market strategy. Moreover, it analyzes how these collaboration channels have link knowledge management as a tool for sustainable collaboration. Given the need to establish collaboration channels with the private sector, according to Lee, it is critical to establish the impact of sharing sophisticated knowledge and partnering at the same time. This chapter wants to highlights two relevant aspects of PPP: on the one hand, the importance of integrating the participation of a technology-based university with three objectives: (1) the coordination, (2) the funding management, and (3) the dissemination of results; and the other hand, the participation private sector that is represented by agile agents capable to execute high-value actions for society. With the recognition of these values, the investment and interest of the projects under way are justified by public-private partnership.
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Background

Collaboration between entities and knowledge management in network contexts is considered as a key success factor in the development of shared information management units. Recently the attention has been focused on how organizations learn from their partners and develop new capabilities through knowledge sharing throughout collaborative endeavors (Tesavrita et al.2017). Due to knowledge management in collaborative environments is considered as an enabler that facilitate trusts, learning, formalization of new skills and capabilities to develop new processes and to improve the organizational performance (Dixon et al. 2014; Lee & Choi, 2003; Lopez Hernandez et al. 2019).

Knowledge management processes are established, as well as the incentives and barriers that arise when public and private entities come together in extensive agreements for the management and governance of joint action and work segments (Emerson et al. 2012). Sharing knowledge basis are used to developing and launching technological based projects, driven through European Consortiums. These consortiums focus on integrating regions and removing cross-border barriers (Boland et al., 2012).

The European Consortiums that works toward the DSM development is integrated by private-public organization that sometimes are leaded by other public entities such as –universities and government, and private sector, that most of them are Electronic Data Interchange Providers (EDI Providers). The PPP trending pursues transparency, interaction and continuity in infrastructure development projects and where the university presence gets a strategical relevance to make the knowledge management more accountable (Ng et al. 2013).

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