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Why Malaysia needs research universities?

Abdulsomad, Kamaruddin and Abdullah, Siti Alida John and Khalil, Samihah (2013) Why Malaysia needs research universities? In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability (ICOIS 2013), 3-4 April 2013, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this article is to address issues relating to the transformation of the Malaysian economy and the policy shift in Malaysia over the last five decades.The launching of the Third Industrial Master Plan (IMP3), 2006-2020, and the new strategy of innovation led-growth is expected to drive industrialization to a higher level of global competitiveness, through transformation and innovation of the manufacturing and services sectors.This paper argues that innovation led-growth strategy in Malaysia needs research universities as an active engine of growth.The multi-dimensional role of universities is discussed by using open innovation approach. In addition, the triple helix system of relationships between university, industry and government could be expected to enhance the relevance of universities as active agents of innovation and sustainable development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organizer: School of Government, UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia; Partner with: Sunway University & HUSO
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Alida John Abdullah
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 01:19
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 01:19
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8889

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