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Table 1 Typology of the human intermediary in a corporate setting

From: The wisdom of the intermediary: the role, function, and ways-of-being of the intermediary in a strategic program for university-industry relations

Role Power Promoter Diplomat Creative Integrator
Way-of-being Dominance Compromise Creative integration
Function To enable the transition from what-is-possible to its realization (from potentiality to actuality). To enable the continuity or preservation of an existing or possible reality (from actuality to actuality or from potentiality to potentiality). To enable the creation of something new, of something possible, from what already is (from actuality to potentiality).