Title: Promoting university-business cooperation in developing countries: evidence from Central Asia

Authors: David Morris; Xavier Leal; Hannes Göbel

Addresses: Coventry Business School, Coventry University, Coventry, UK ' Ortelio Ltd., Coventry University Technology Park, Coventry University, Coventry, UK ' School of Business and IT, University of Borås, Boras, Sweden

Abstract: Successful innovation and university-business cooperation (UBC) requires the creation of platforms dedicated to the generation and exploitation of innovation and realisation of value. UBC is an accepted and expected feature of the higher education and innovation landscapes of developed countries, but has not yet become institutionalised or well understood in developing economies. This research was conducted in Central Asia (CA). The paper takes an instutional perspective based on a group of 14 case studies of the design, development and implementation of new UBC intermediary agencies. Few relevant studies have been undertaken in CA and exploring the fit between the culture of CA economies and their HEIs is an important addition to our overall understanding of UBC. Whilst care needs to be exercised in generalising findings from this context, there are useful lessons to be learned which have much wider application.

Keywords: innovation systems; university-business cooperation; UBC; triple helix action research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIRD.2018.097207

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 2018 Vol.8 No.3, pp.214 - 231

Received: 25 Oct 2017
Accepted: 04 May 2018

Published online: 03 Jan 2019 *

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