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Title: The Link Between University Research And Industry: The Case Of Addis Ababa Institute Of Technology (Aait
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mulu Nega( Dr)
Belayneh, Teshager
Keywords: organizational characteristics and environmental factors
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the status of the link between university research and industry in the Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology. The study is guided by a conceptual frame work derive from the review of the literature on organizational characteristics and environmental factors that influence university – industry linkage. Moreover, a mixed method approach was used to collect and analyze data for this study. Data were collected from 107 instructors of the institute through questioner, interview and document mining. Findings of data analysis indicated that: the status of industry –university research linkage in the case of institute of technology is an infant stage. The factors which hinder the linkage between industry and university research of institute of technology in Addis Ababa University are Lack of sufficient research fund in industry, Lack of enough encouragement for researchers to undertake more applicable research , the capacity of industries to absorb and apply graduate research results is weak ,Lack of mutual trust between university and industry, Insufficient publicity, weak exchange of researchers between industry and university, Weak dissemination of research out puts, luck of fiscal incentives for joint research and development with universities, Lack of sufficient research fund in university, Poor orientation of the industry sector on research and development, and Inefficient bureaucracy. Whereas, The enabling factors are national policy frame work to stimulate university -industry linkage, the Quality of academic research (research skill of academic staff)and interest of industrialist and academicians, weak implementation of policy frame that foster the link with academic research and industry in the case of Addis Ababa institute of technology in AAU. Finally, recommendations for improving the current practices are suggested based on the findings.
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