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Noble, DA 2019, 'The Australian CRC-P program : strategic cooperation, boundary spanning and contingent outcomes', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

Copyright DA Noble 2019


The Cooperative Research Centres -- Projects program, began in 2016. This qualitative study investigates the experience of twenty-five CRC-P participants in the first two rounds of the program along with four informed observers.

Three main outcomes emerge from the research. First, in contrast to the interorganisational and public policy literature on collaboration, a relational model reflecting strategic cooperation appeared evident. Second, boundary spanning by post-doctoral graduates bridged the two worlds of academia and industry. Finally, three levels of outcomes were identified in the interviews, codified by the author as primary, secondary and tertiary outcomes.