ERIC Number: EJ1000496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Diaspora in University-Industry Relationships in Globalised Knowledge Economy: The Case of Palestine
Sharabati-Shahin, Mervat H. N.; Thiruchelvam, K.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v65 n5 p613-629 May 2013
University-industry (U-I) linkage is not a new concept. Although there are models for such linkage that have been tested or used, they may remain unsuitable in certain countries and communities. With the unique situation of the Palestinians, the existing models may fall short of meeting the specific needs and targets of establishing such a relationship. This paper aims at building a framework for stronger relationships between Palestinian universities and industries and entrepreneurial network of the Palestinian Diaspora based on a strong supporting platform of Science, Engineering, Technology & Innovation (SET&I). This would in turn strengthen the SET&I platform rendering it an enabled and enabling platform. Several interviews were conducted with people seen as experts and/or representatives in this field. University-industry collaboration, knowledge networks, Diaspora, researchers, investment, spin off, spill over, brain drain, Palestinian skilled immigrants and others are pieces of a puzzle. This puzzle can be put together in many ways. Looking through the eyes of Palestinian Diaspora entrepreneurs, U-I collaborations are a ready platform that could support their mobilization and movement towards challenge and socio-economic satisfaction in Palestine.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Industry, Brain Drain, School Business Relationship, Expertise, Racial Differences, Knowledge Economy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Engineering, Technology, Sciences, Networks, Socioeconomic Status, Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine