Title

The quest for innovation and entrepreneurship : the changing role of university in East Asia

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Globalisation, Societies and Education

Publication Date

9-1-2012

Volume

10

Issue

3

First Page

317

Last Page

335

Keywords

entrepreneurship, East Asia, national innovation system, research and development, triple helix model

Abstract

This article critically reviews the national innovation systems of the four little tigers in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea, in fostering R&D and technological research. A national innovation system is characterised by the interactions between the state, industries and universities in promoting innovation. This article attempts to explore such interactions in the four societies, paying particular attention to the role of higher education. Specifically, university–industry collaboration is the main body of analysis. Drawing from comparative perspectives, this article finally maps out the national innovation systems of East Asia.

DOI

10.1080/14767724.2012.710120

Print ISSN

14767724

E-ISSN

14767732

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Recommended Citation

Mok, K. H. (2012). The quest for innovation and entrepreneurship: The changing role of university in East Asia. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 10(3), 317-335. doi: 10.1080/14767724.2012.710120