Articles | Volume 14
Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 145–151, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-145-2017
Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 145–151, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-145-2017

  01 Jun 2017

01 Jun 2017

On the comparability of knowledge transfer activities – a case study at the German Baltic Sea Coast focusing regional climate services

Insa Meinke

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In this article the comparability of knowledge transfer activities is discussed by accounting for external impacts. It is shown that factors which are neither part of the knowledge transfer activity nor part of the participating institution may have significant impact on the potential usefulness of knowledge transfer activities. The results show that the comparability of knowledge transfer activities is limited and challenge the adequacy of quantitative measures in this context.