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Science parks and university–industry collaboration in Malaysia

Malairaja, Chandra and Zawdie, Girma (2008) Science parks and university–industry collaboration in Malaysia. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20 (6). pp. 727-739. ISSN 0953-7325

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Abstract

Studies have shown that companies with university links usually have higher productivity rates than comparable companies that do not have such links. They are also better off in terms of market share, quality of products and services and cost competitiveness. Thus the link between firms and universities is considered fundamental to the concept of science parks. Science park firms are generally known to conduct more research and development than off-park firms apparently because of the close interaction with local universities. This gives firms the leverage to exploit the knowledge spill-over generated by universities. This paper is an attempt to examine the effectiveness of science parks as a strategy to promote university-industry collaboration in Malaysia. Its findings show a reasonably high level of interactions between the science park (on-park) and off-park firms, and local universities. Overall, science park firms have more links with universities than off-park firms, although the difference is not shown to be statistically significant.

Item type: Article
ID code: 13925
Keywords: science park/on-park and off-park firms, innovation, competitiveness, R&D, SMEs, Malaysia, Technology (General), Marketing. Distribution of products, Strategy and Management, Management Science and Operations Research
Subjects: Technology > Technology (General)
Social Sciences > Commerce > Marketing. Distribution of products
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
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    Depositing user: Dr Girma Zawdie
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 16:44
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:01
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13925

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