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Factors facilitating effective university - industry collaboration in the South Pacific region

Aiyub, Asheefa Shaheen and Singh, Gurmeet and Sharma, Shavneet (2017) Factors facilitating effective university - industry collaboration in the South Pacific region. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (10). pp. 53-64. ISSN 1550-6908

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    Abstract

    This study investigates and addresses the factors required to facilitate effective universityindustry collaboration in the South Pacific Region. The study employs a qualitative method whereby participants from academia, industries and researchers category are considered. The paper puts forward a number of factors such as the need for formal documentations, resources, coaching, motives of industries, recognitions, tailored programs and the willingness to engage and influence changes which were subsequently different from what was experienced in many developed countries. The paper emphasizes that in order to have successful and long term collaborative relations, there is a need for universities and industries to engage in formal documentations which validates the responsibilities of the parties involved. As such, the industry needs should be aligned with the university programs to effectively undertake and execute university industry collaborations. This study is useful for developing collaborations on a great scale and can prove to be a way forward for many island nations. This paper also provides recommendations for future research. The finds of this paper is useful for tertiary institutes, industries, scholars and academics.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
    Depositing User: Shavneet Sharma
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 12:31
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 12:31
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10425
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