Weiwei (Vivi) Wu will present her research on innovation-enabling organizations at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting, August 3-7 in Boston.

A 2011 Telfer MSc Graduate, Ms. Wu developed the paper last year in collaboration with Professor Margaret Dalziel. She reports that innovation intermediaries have been examined from the point of view of the impact of specific types of organizations, but comparative analyses of the impact of different types of intermediaries have been rare. 
Based on an analysis of survey data from a sample of 499 firms from four countries, the paper concludes that firms are identified as the most important facilitators of learning, universities as the most important sources of expertise, governments as the most important coercive actors, and industry associations as the most important facilitators of collaboration.