University of Oulu

Osmo Kauppila, Anu Mursula, Janne Harkonen & Jaakko Kujala (2015) Evaluating university–industry collaboration: the European Foundation of Quality Management excellence model-based evaluation of university–industry collaboration, Tertiary Education and Management, 21:3, 229-244, DOI: 10.1080/13583883.2015.1045550

Evaluating university–industry collaboration : the European Foundation of Quality Management excellence model-based evaluation of university–industry collaboration

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Author: Kauppila, Osmo1; Mursula, Anu1; Härkönen, Janne1;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2015
Publish Date: 2019-12-02


The growth in university–industry collaboration has resulted in an increasing demand for methods to evaluate it. This paper presents one way to evaluate an organization’s collaborative activities based on the European Foundation of Quality Management excellence model. Success factors of collaboration are derived from literature and compared against the quality award criteria. Tailored evaluation criteria are proposed based on the analysis, and piloted by evaluating a biosciences research umbrella organization. The results show that success factors of university–industry collaboration can be addressed by using the model-based evaluation criteria. The results of the study can potentially be used by actors on both sides of university–industry collaboration to evaluate their organization’s collaboration capabilities and performance.

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Series: Tertiary education and management
ISSN: 1358-3883
ISSN-E: 1573-1936
ISSN-L: 1358-3883
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Pages: 229 - 244
DOI: 10.1080/13583883.2015.1045550
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tertiary Education and Management on 12 Jun 2015, available online: