Opening the Ivory Tower to Business: University-Industry Linkages and the Development of Knowledge-Intensive Clusters in Asian Cities

Eric Hershberg, Kaoru Nabeshima, Shahid Yusuf

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In a globalizing environment in which the competitiveness of firms and the economic prosperity of major urban centers hinges on technological dynamism and the capacity to nurture innovation, universities have an increasingly vital role. Beyond the traditional role of teaching, leading universities in middle and lower-middle income countries are finding that the need to enlarge or build research capabilities in basic research and also in technology development is being urged upon them by governments and by firms. This collection of papers charts progress to date indicates where it might be heading and assesses the pace and direction of change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-940
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Development
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1



  • Asia
  • innovation system
  • research and development
  • university-industry linkages
  • urban economies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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