Participation in Industry-Science Links in an Oil-based Economy

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August 2010



Knowledge creation and transfer has emerged as one of the major determinants of economic development. Countries like Oman that currently depend on fast depleting oil and gas resources for development face the necessity of diversifying their economies to achieve long-term sustainability. The study in reviewing the mechanisms of the ISL process in many countries and theorising its determinants has showcased the importance of several factors which lead to successful partnerships between universities and firms. In determining the factors that lead to successful ISL process, the study has thrown light on the propagation of those factors so that knowledge development takes place through effective ISL. The ISL framework indicates that knowledge development and innovativeness occur under high degrees of economic diversification and organisational flexibility. It further focuses on the nexus between the universities and the firms and how the relationship may lead to a sustaining innovation system in a country. This book should be useful to researchers on ISL and policy makers of natural resource-rich countries.


Issa sabeel Al Bulushi,graduated from UK with BSc, MSc in Development Economy and PhD in Economics. Founder and current President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gulf College, Oman. A world class strategist in Business and Academic institutions development. He lives with his wife and children in Muscat, all are nature/environment lovers.
EAN: 9783838354323
ISBN: 383835432X
Untertitel: The case of Oman. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2010
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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