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

A Comparative Study on the Role of University and PRI as External Resources for Firms' Innovation
1 March 2011
Atsushi Sunami, Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Nathasit Gerdsri, Pard Teekasap, Rishikesha Thiruvenkata Krishnan, Erman Aminullah, Ricardi S. Adnan, Mai Fujita
Atsushi Sunami, Patarapong Intarakumnerd
industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

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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.

List of Project Members

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: Rajamangala University 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.

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Table of Contents

List of Project Members

Executive Summary

1. Enhancing Innovation Capability Using Local Universities and Public Research Institutes as External Resources, Thailand's Experiences

2. Innovation in the Indian Automotive Industry, Role of Academic and Public Research Institutions

3. Resources of Innovation in Indonesian Automotive Industry the Role of University and Public Research Institution (PRI)

4. Knowledge-Based Linkages and Local Firms' Capability Formation in the Vietnamese Motorcycle Industry

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