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Title:Knowledge transfer from a perspective of quadruple helix: Initial findings from the financial services sector in Bahrain
Author(s):Hafedh, Hooreya Ali; Vasconcelos, Ana C.
Subject(s):The quadruple helix
Knowledge transfer
Knowledge boundaries
Abstract:The study aims to explore the interactions involving key 'Quadruple helix' actors in the financial services sector in Bahrain. As the study has an exploratory purpose, a qualitative methodological approach was employed using the key principles of 'Grounded Theory'. The initial findings show that the inter-organizational knowledge transfer between the diverse stakeholders is often considered problematic. The interactions were mostly perceived as a double and a triple helix, while limited focus was given to quadruple helix interactions. Moreover, the networking dynamics revealed many examples of unidirectional interactions and less of bidirectional interactions where all collaborating partners learn from each other. These interactions can offer valuable insights into power relations, as power differences emerge in exchange networks that are enormously in one direction. This study sheds light on the tensions and gaps associated with quadruple helix interactions. The study has implications for policy makers and practitioners by identifying the need to implement interventions to overcome the gaps and tensions that affect the willingness to engage in knowledge transfer.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Hooreya Ali Hafedh and Ana C. Vasconcelos
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17

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