This volume looks at the role of universities in the National Innovation Systems in economies of the Asia Pacific. It examines the tremendous growth of human and knowledge capital made possible by teaching and research excellence in major universities, along with how universities are being re-positioned as frontiers of innovation in the National Systems of Innovation. The chapters assess the impact of globalisation and innovation together with the emergence of ‘new’ knowledge sites extended to the Asia Pacific region.
With contributions by experts and academics and key case studies, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in higher education, development studies, public policy, economics, business and resource management, Asian studies as well as policymakers.
‘The relationship between universities and industry, be it biotech or IT, is a central issue for the 21st century. This volume focuses for the first time on Asia — it provides comprehensive analysis on how Asian countries are building university–industry relations and how academe is contributing to development.’
Philip G. Altbach, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA
‘This is an excellent and timely volume. The World, and Asia in particular, stand at a crucial point in bringing new knowledge to bear on our future. The book is authoritative and comprehensive, of importance to anyone concerned about the role and organization of knowledge in innovation and development.’
Stephen C. Hill, Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia and Former Ambassador, UNESCO
‘This unique volume brings together 13 country case studies in one place and demonstrates the status of research and innovation from Asia-Pacific economies both from academic and policy perspectives.’
JinHyo Joseph Yun, President of the Society of Open Innovation; Technology, Market, and Complexity, Korea and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity
‘Leading experts from 13 Asia-Pacific economies analyze the role of universities in innovation, making this a unique volume. A must-read for researchers of innovation and development practitioners.’
Nagesh Kumar, Director, Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword by Professor Jennie Lang. Acknowledgments. List of Abbreviations. List of Contributors 1.Introduction: Three Missions of Universities and their Role in National Innovation Systems – Experiences from Asia-Pacific V V Krishna Japan, Australia and New Zealand 2. Changing University-Industry Links in the Japanese National Innovation System: Towards Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Fumi Kitagawa 3. Globalisation and the future of Australian universities Sam Garrett-Jones and Tim Turpin 4. Changing role of research and Innovation in New Zealand Universities Shantha Liyanage and Antonio Díaz Andrade China and India: Emerging Economies 5. Research and Innovation in Chinese Universities Weiping Wu 6. Indian Universities in the National Innovation System V.V.Krishna and Swapan Kumar Patra South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore: Newly Industrializing Economies 7. University-industry R&D Collaboration in Korea’s National Innovation System Lee, Kong-Rae 8. University-Industry-Government Linkages: the case of Taiwan Ching-Yan Wu and Mei-Chih Hu 9. Research and Innovation in Asian Universities: Case study of the National University of Singapore Seeram Ramakrishna and V V Krishna South East Asian Countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam 10. University-Industry Linkages and Innovation Activities in Malaysia Rajah Rasiah and Hema Subramonian 11. Universities in Thailand’s National Innovation System: Their Contributions on Industrial and Technological Upgrading Richard F. Doner, PatarapongIntarakumnerd and Bryan K. Ritchie 12. Role of universities in the national innovation system of the Philippines Raymund B. Habaradas 13. Higher Education Institutions in Indonesia: Access, Innovation and Research R. Alpha Amirrachman 14. The Roles of Universities in Vietnam’s National Innovation System Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Phuong Mai, Doan Quang Hung and Dao Ngoc Tien 15. Asia Pacific Universities in National Innovation Systems: Concluding Synthesis V.V.Krishna. Index