Title: The ecosystem of entrepreneurial university: the case of higher education in a developing country

Authors: Noor Hazlina Ahmad; Hasliza Abdul Halim; Thurasamy Ramayah; Simona Popa; Armando Papa

Addresses: School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia ' School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia ' School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia ' Department of Business Administration and Management, Catholic University of Murcia, Campus de los Jerónimos, 30107 Guadalupe (Murcia), Spain ' Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, 185, Corso Svizzera, 10149, Turin, Italy

Abstract: In recent times, the propensity to establish a reciprocal association between universities and industries through an interchange of knowledge is becoming greater. In developing countries, the perception of academicians in entrepreneurial universities, however, is mixed. This research aims to satisfy a clear gap in the main field of research whereabouts only recent studies analysed the challenges imposed by knowledge management. The main objective looks into the factors contributing towards advancement of entrepreneurial university paradigms in a developing country, Malaysia. This study carried out a survey among academicians who are currently employed in 15 public and private universities. The majority of the respondents believe their university contains strong elements of entrepreneurism. With respect to previous literature, this study is useful for government and university authorities to formulate guidelines and policies to implement and reinforce the concept of entrepreneurial universities, in order to extend debates concerning the creation of entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Keywords: entrepreneurial university; entrepreneurial orientation; academic; challenges; developing countries; entrepreneurial propensity; ecosystem of academic entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2018.093935

International Journal of Technology Management, 2018 Vol.78 No.1/2, pp.52 - 69

Received: 20 Mar 2017
Accepted: 06 Aug 2017

Published online: 09 Aug 2018 *

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