How do faculty members of business schools contribute to the value chain of companies? A new perspective on knowledge

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Réjean Landry
Université de Laval
Lunes, 25 Octubre 2010 - 12:30

1) To what extent do academics in business schools supply services and expert advice in the value generating activities composing the value chain of companies?

2) How are academics in business schools positioned on the different interdependent elements that constitute a business model?

3) How do faculty members of business schools from different disciplinary backgrounds come to develop differentiated business models of provision of expert advice to companies?

4) What implications do the results of this study indicate for the management of business schools, and the development of public policies supporting knowledge transfer in business schools and value generating activities of the value chain of companies?


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Dr. Réjean Landry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1999. He is the holder of a Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Dr Landry is a professor at the Department of Management of the Faculty of Business at Laval University in Quebec City where he teaches on knowledge transfer and knowledge management. He has published extensively on public policies, innovation and knowledge transfer. His research team edits a weekly electronic newsletter: E. Watch on Innovation in Health Services, which is disseminated to 7000 people, including about 400 researchers and 6600 managers and professionals in health services in Canada and abroad. Réjean Landry is also the head of the Réseau Innovation Network (RIN) which brings together more than 650 members, comprising 50 university researchers and students, and 600 partners from public, private and not-for-profit organizations. The RIN edits a weekly electronic newsletter: INNOV. His ongoing research projects concern knowledge transfer and innovation. Réjean Landry has worked as a consultant on innovation for various national and international organizations.