Research Project Reports

How to Enhance Innovation Capability with Internal and External Sources

By Patarapong Intarakumnerd (Ed.)

ERIA Research Project Report 2010-9

Posted: March 2011

Abstract


Improvement of the innovation capability of firms in the region depends on how successfully they have leveraged their internal and external resources. This supporting study will be focusing on how some of these firms have improved their innovation capabilities through the university - industry linkages locally available to them. Conversely, from the points of view of universities, the role of the university has evolved from the traditional activities of education and basic research to a third mission - technology transfer and commercialization. The study of triple helix has generated a number of important findings already. They are, however, primarily based on the experiences of the advanced economies. It is easy to imagine that the situation for developing countries will be quite different, with less mature technology and a short history of higher education, often constrained by limited resources. The aim of this supporting study is to highlight the ways which external resources from universities, public research institutes, industrial associations, governmental and private- sector intermediaries and others can help local firms to develop innovative capabilities, through a variety of technology transfer and knowledge sharing activities. The study will also address the question of whether institutional variations have some impact on the ways in which these organizations interact with the local firms.



List of Project Members


DR. PATARAPONG INTARAKUMNERD (PROJECT LEADER): College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand.

DR. YASUSHI UEKI (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Bangkok Research Center, IDE, Thailand.

DR. SUNIL MANI: Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

DR. HARYO ASWICHAYONO: Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia.

DR. TOMOHIRO MACHIKITA: Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan.

DR. KAZUNORI MINETAKI: Tokyo Medical University, Japan.

DR. MASATSUGU TSUJI: Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Japan.

DR. AVVARI V. MOHAN: Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus Malaysia.

DR. FRANCIS M. A. QUIMBA: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Philippines.

DR. SOMROTE KOMOLAVANIJ: Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand.

DR. TRUONG CHI BINH: Institute for Industry Policy and Strategy, Vietnam.



Full Report


RPR-2010-9

Contents


Front cover

Table of Contents

List of Project Members

1. The Indian Automotive Industry: Enhancing Innovation Capability with External and Internal Resources

2. Technological Capability of Indonesia's Automotive Industry

3. Internal and External Resources for Enhancing Innovation Capabilities - An Exploratory Study based on Cases from Malaysian Automotive Sector

4. Innovation in the Automotive Sector of the Philippines

5. Innovation Capability of Thailand's Automotive Industrial Network

6. Development of Automotive Industries in Vietnam with Improving the Network Capabiltiy

7. Empirical Study of the Formation of Internal Innovation Capability and External Linkages in ASEAN Economies

8. The Innovation Impact of Knowledge Exchanges within and across Connected Firms

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