Issues of Commercialization Activities of Biotechnology-Related Researches in Malaysian Research Universities

  • Noorulsadiqin Azbiya Yaacob UUM College of Business Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Risyawati Mohamed Ismail UUM College of Business Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Ahmad Hanis Mohd Shabli UUM College of Arts and Sciences Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Amran Md Rasli Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Abstract

This study aims to explore issues of commercialization activities of research results among academic researchers who work in biotechnology-related researches in Malaysian Research Universities. Accordingly, the conceptual framework based on the ‘Innovation Implementation’ model has been assessed for its applicability in describing the phenomenon under study. Through interviews, elements as specified in the ‘Innovation Implementation’ model were found in this case study. Significant patterns and themes were also identified that suggest local industries, funding for research, development and commercialization as well as leadership, political interference, researcher’s attitude, transition management and legal perspectives are considered as the contextual factors that affect the commercialization activities of research results. Finally, the revised framework of commercialization-activities implementation based on the findings from qualitative analysis was recommended.
 
Keywords: Commercialization activities, research results, biotechnology, academic researchers and qualitative analysis.
Published
2011-12-29
How to Cite
YAACOB, Noorulsadiqin Azbiya et al. Issues of Commercialization Activities of Biotechnology-Related Researches in Malaysian Research Universities. International Journal of Management Studies, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 2, p. 145-163, dec. 2011. ISSN 2180-2467. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/ijms/article/view/10352>. Date accessed: 26 oct. 2020.