Challenges for research product commercialisation

A case of malaysian academic researchers

Norain Ismail, Mohd. Jailani Mohd Nor, Safiah Sidek

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Abstract

Research product commercialization have become the main catalyst for wealth creation of a country. In Malaysia, commercialisation of research products especially from the university has been recognised as the source of income. There are many supports have been put forward by Malaysian universities to encourage academic researchers to commercialise their research products, however, the rate of success is still less satisfactory. The purpose of this study is to discuss the challenges faced by four award winning academic researchers in commercialising their research products. Interviews were conducted with four Malaysian academic researchers who have successfully commercialised their research products. The study identified that there are challenges with respect to funding, manpower, marketing strategies. The most challenging factor is the knowledge and skills gaps between industry and academic researchers. Findings of this research can be used as guidance for academic researchers to plan strategically for a successful commercialization for their research products. These findings are also valuable for policy makers at the university and the government to improve the success rate of research product commercialisation in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1550
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Academic researcher
  • Commercialisation
  • Encourage academic researchers
  • Product commercialisation
  • Research products

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  • Engineering(all)

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Challenges for research product commercialisation : A case of malaysian academic researchers. / Ismail, Norain; Mohd Nor, Mohd. Jailani; Sidek, Safiah.

In: Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2017, p. 1543-1550.

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