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Equivalent Relationship Is the Key of the Synergy Effect on University-Enterprise Cooperation—Based on the Moderating Effect of the Matching Factors on Equivalence
Congmu Yu, Xiaohong Wang and Chuyuan Zhang

This article focuses on the synergistic effect of university-industry cooperation. The study believes that reasonable matching can enhance the interdependence of knowledge and organization formed between partners, which in turn affects the synergy of cooperation. To this end, this article relies on Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and domestic cooperative enterprises to conduct an equivalence evaluation of matching factors with sample data of 176 university-industry cooperation. Through screening, 74 sample data with equal organization reputation, organization scale, and scientific research and technical capabilities are obtained, and a hierarchical regression model of equivalent matching factors is constructed. The research results show that the relationship between organizational synergy and synergistic effect can be positively adjusted when the organizational reputation and organizational scale are relatively equal, and the relationship between knowledge synergy and synergistic effect can be positively adjusted when the scientific research capability and technical capability are relatively equal. The research results not only help deepen the existing research results of university-industry cooperation but also enrich the domestic management theory of synergistic innovation. At the same time, it has provided practical guidance for Chinese university-industry strategic alliance, especially in “open innovation” and “network cooperation”.

Keywords: University-industry cooperation, synergistic effect, partner selection, matching, equivalence

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