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University-Industry Collaboration as a Determinant of Innovation in Nigeria

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  • Boladale Abiola Adebowale

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    (National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria)

  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

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    (Monitoring and Research Division United Nations-HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya)

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    This paper examines the types, intensity, and impact of collaboration and learning in Nigeria. Two separate studies are used to examine on the one hand, the way universities collaborate with other actors within a national system of innovation (NSI) framework and how firms collaborate with universities and other actors on the other. Descriptive statistics and Probit regression confirm some of what we know from the literature about collaborative learning. The size of organizations and firms, infrastructure, and human capability proxied by number of PhDs all tend to influence the types and intensity of collaboration that result in innovation.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya in its journal International Journal of Institutions and Economies.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 21-46

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    Handle: RePEc:umk:journl:v:4:y:2012:i:1:p:21-46

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    Keywords: learning; national system of innovation; size; university-industry collaboration;

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    1. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Gehl Sampath, Padmashree, 2006. "Rough Road to Market: Institutional Barriers to Innovations in Africa," MERIT Working Papers 026, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    2. Etzkowitz, Henry & Leydesdorff, Loet, 2000. "The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and "Mode 2" to a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 109-123, February.
    3. Schartinger, Doris & Rammer, Christian & Fischer, Manfred M. & Frohlich, Josef, 2002. "Knowledge interactions between universities and industry in Austria: sectoral patterns and determinants," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 303-328, March.
    4. Soete, Luc & Verspagen, Bart & Weel, Bas ter, 2009. "Systems of Innovation," MERIT Working Papers 062, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    5. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Lal, Kaushalesh, 2003. "The Internet Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country Analysis," UNU-INTECH Discussion Paper Series 5, United Nations University - INTECH.
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