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Postprint of: Noble, D, Charles, MB & Keast, R 2017, 'New development: towards a collaborative competency framework to enhance public value in university-industry collaboration', Public Money and Management, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 373-378.

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Despite the increasing attention paid to university–industry research collaborations (UICs) to drive national innovation agendas, little is known about to what degree the collaborative competence of participants is considered before the award of contracts. This article proposes that a definition of collaborative competence is required, that collaborative competence should be acknowledged when evaluating UIC proposals, and that an evaluative framework for collaborative competence is needed to enhance public value outcomes for UICs.

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