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ERIA Research Project 2010 No.10

ERIA Research Project 2010 No.10

A Comparative Study on the Role of University and PRI as External Resources for Firms' Innovation

Edited by Atsushi Sunami and Partarapong Intarakumnerd

Posted: July 2011


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.


DR. ATSUSHI SUNAMI (PROJECT LEADER): National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan

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

DR. NATHASIT GERDSRI: Mahidol University, Thailand

DR. PARD TEEKASAP: RajamangalaUniversity of Technology Rattanakosin, Thailand

DR. RISHIKESHA THIRUVENKATA KRISHNAN: Indian Institute of Management Banglore, India

DR. ERMAN AMINULLAH: The Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia

DR. RICARDI S. ADNAN: University of Indonesia, Indonesia

MS.MAI FUJITA: Institute of Developing Economics, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), Japan


01 December 2011



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