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Challenges to the transformational role of university in regional innovation system

Ruan, Ximing; Saad, Mohammed; Kumar, Vikas; Kumari, Archana

Authors

Ximing Ruan Ximing.Ruan@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Stategy and Operations Mgmt

Mohammed Saad Mohammed.Saad@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Innovation & Technology Mgm

Vikas Kumar Vikas.Kumar@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Archana Kumari archana.kumari@uwe.ac.uk

Abstract

A review of literature recognizes that universities play an important role towards regional innovation system and the innovation systems in China differ from the one in advanced marketing economies. Over the past decade, some university mergers took place in mainland China from which more comprehensive universities emerged. The changes from the mergers are not only in sizes and subject fields, but also in governance, research foci, and relationships with local firms. This situation, coupled with the complexity of national and regional economic transitions, calls for an appraisal of the transformational role of universities in regional innovation systems in order to outline some best practices and identify challenges for future development. A case study of Zhengzhou University in China is adopted for a preliminary study. The research outcome of this case study can be generalized to other regional innovation development whose economic contexts share similarities with this case

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 8, 2015
Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Ruan, X., Saad, M., Kumar, V., & Kumari, A. (2015, September). Challenges to the transformational role of university in regional innovation system. Paper presented at BAM 2015
Keywords universities, regional innovation system
Publisher URL https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=2886
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : BAM 2015 Annual Conference

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