Colaboraciones asimétricas en I+D entre universidades Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Torralba Barreto, Daniel Ricardo


  • This article contributes to the literature from the perspective of the analysis of collaborations between universities with heterogeneous research capacities. We consider the problem of knowledge transfer in a competitive environment and of coordination of efforts. The results show that research capacities have distinctive impacts on university decisions. It should be noted that in a competitive environment with knowledge transfer, the effort change rates are inverse to the existing levels of asymmetry. Where it is evident that the maximum level of effort expected will be generated when universities compete with universities that have the same research capabilities. The greater asymmetries of research capacities in universities, the less efforts are induced. Likewise, the transfer of knowledge in the non-coordination of efforts models generates greater expected benefits. In addition, improvements in knowledge transfer agreements between asymmetric universities generate greater benefits for the university with less research capabilities. A key finding is that the coordination of efforts is only beneficial for universities with high research capacities and with high knowledge transfer agreements.

publication date

  • September 23, 2021 10:43 PM


  • Analysis of knowledge transfer processes between universities
  • Collaborative R&D between universities with asymmetric research capacities
  • Cooperation
  • Knowledge spillover
  • Research and development (R&D) dynamics between universities

Document Id

  • 5e12f572-248b-4483-91df-c4163395c5f4