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Title: University/industry collaboration (UIC) for technological innovation
Author: Kim, Jong-Deok
ISNI:       0000 0001 3599 3522
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2005
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The primary objective of this study is to analyse aspects of university/industry collaboration in the Korean context, focusing on Engineering Research Centres (ERCs) and Regional Research Centres (RRCs). There were three main questions that were posed in this study: What has been happening with respect to university/industry collaboration since the Centre Programmes were established? How have the Centre Programmes affected university/industry collaboration in Korea? How can the programmes be made more viable in the future? In order to answer these questions, this study first conceptualised academic-industry collaboration and explored major components in the process of university/industry collaboration to provide a theoretical framework to evaluate the performance of university/industry collaboration. Based on this framework, an empirical examination of surveys and interviews was conducted for the purpose of analysing various aspects of university/industry collaboration. These aspects included: the participants' perceptions of university/industry collaboration; their motivations for collaboration; collaboration mechanisms; collaboration performance; and success factors, barriers and the assessment of the collaboration process. The survey results show that there has been a big change and development in university/industry collaboration in Korea since the Centre Programmes were initiated. The Centre Programmes have contributed to improving the collaboration culture between academia and industry which has been one of the weak points of the national innovation system of Korea. Among other things, the 'selectivity and concentration' policy has resulted in a synergistic effect in the teamwork among academics and the management of university/industry collaboration. There are, however, many differences between now and then in terms of the research environment of academic faculties and industry. This study suggested several policy measures for improving the management of Centre Programmes in the future.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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