Business model in research-development activity

- Jerzy Koszałka Ph.D. Eng.

The partners and allies of business practice in the processes of modernization of the economy are scientific-research institutions, such as scientific institutes, research-development units and universities. A market on which companies can look for the solutions they need and scientific-research institutions can look for inspiration, partners and capital is being formed. The market provides conditions for operation, development and implementation of developed solutions. Taking into consideration the complexity of market, technical, legal, financial, or intellectual property protection issues, research-development units are more and more frequently unable to function efficiently without a clear and unequivocal definition of goals, methods and conditions of activity. Their market offer has to take into consideration not just scientific-research, or methodological aspects. Taking into consideration continuously growing demands of the clients and pressure of the competition, scientific-research institutions have to pay attention also to market, information, personnel, or financial aspects typical of strictly commercial ventures. What may support a comprehensive preparation and implementation of scientific-research activities under market conditions are tools successfully used in trade and economy, such as business models. These issues are the basis of deliberations contained in this work.

Jerzy Koszałka, PhD Eng., Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland – is an employee of the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Gdańsk University of Technology. For over 40 years he has been dealing with company organization and management. He has participated, among others, in apprenticeship programmes at University of Wales Swansea (1993, 1994) and Durham University Business School (1995). He went on a study tour around centres supporting the development of SME’s in the USA (1996). Co-author of the Regional Innovation Strategy for the Vovodeship of Pomerania RISP (2002-2003). He has written a few dozen articles, lectures, guides and papers concerning the strategy and marketing of companies, as well as innovation. He is a member of the Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association.

DOI: 10.14611/minib.21.09.2016.09
Contact: jerzy.koszalka(at)
MINIB, 2016, Vol. 21, Issue 3

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