The Role of Higher Education in the Maturity of Knowledge Commercialization Ecosystem

Mohsen Sepahi, Ghasem Salimi, Vahid Sohrabpour

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Abstract

Knowledge commercialization ecosystem is a concept, which considers a high level of convergence, synergy, participation, and innovation based on the interactions between parties involved in the process. In this paper, the knowledge commercialization ecosystem has been regarded as an open system and the role of higher education in the formation and maturity of it has been conceptualized. This study used a qualitative approach to explore the experiences of the knowledge commercialization experts through case studies. Thirty participants from four large universities of Iran participated in this study. The data was analysed through thematic analysis approach. The results showed that according to the experience and perspective of experts, higher education institutions play a vital role in maturity of knowledge commercialization ecosystem alongside the other institutions. Furthermore, this study explored the intellectual and practical barriers, drivers, vital processes and the concerns of knowledge commercialization. Finally, findings showed that by establishing an effective communication between Triple Helix Partners in Iran, the knowledge commercialization process would be facilitated through breaking down barriers and reducing costs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the II International Triple Helix Summit
EditorsAbid Abu-Tair, Abdelmounaim Lahrech, Khalid Al Marri, Bassam Abu-Hijleh
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2020
Pages149-164
ISBN (Print)9783030238971
ISBN (Electronic)9783030238988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2nd International Triple Helix Summit. THS 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Nov 201813 Nov 2018
Conference number: 2
https://www.triplehelixassociation.org/helice/volume-7-2018/helice-issue-2/2nd-international-triple-helix-summit-2018

Conference

Conference2nd International Triple Helix Summit. THS 2018
Number2
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period10/11/201813/11/2018
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume43
ISSN2366-2557

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Keywords

  • Knowledge commercialization
  • Ecosystem
  • Higher education
  • Iran

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Sepahi, M., Salimi, G., & Sohrabpour, V. (2020). The Role of Higher Education in the Maturity of Knowledge Commercialization Ecosystem. In A. Abu-Tair, A. Lahrech, K. A. Marri, & B. Abu-Hijleh (Eds.), Proceedings of the II International Triple Helix Summit (pp. 149-164). Cham: Springer. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol.. 43 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23898-8_12