Strategic Linkages for Innovation in the Biotechnology Industry in Malaysia

Azhar, Adlan Hafiz (2013) Strategic Linkages for Innovation in the Biotechnology Industry in Malaysia. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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National Innovation Systems is a framework developed to measure the economic contributions

of innovation which cannot be captured by mainstream macroeconomic theory. The National

Innovation System looks at the interactions between the Public sector, the private sector and all

stakeholders which creates, develops and markets the technologies.

In terms of the industry in question for this research, the Biotechnology industry was chosen as

it relies closely on innovation and high capital Research and Development, and as such is highly

relevant for the study on National Innovation System

A background literature exercise was conducted which had highlighted the key themes or

parameters which can be used to gauge the success of the NIS level in the Biotechnology

industry in Malaysia. From there, a review of the official policy documents as well as other

publications on the Biotechnology industry in Malaysia was conducted and a questionnaire was

developed to gauge and understand the industry from the players on the ground.

Based on the review of the reports and the respondent’s questionnaires, several conclusions

were derived. Firstly, the biotechnology industry is one that is strongly supported by the

government; however, there are several implementation issues that are present. Secondly, the

need for talented human capital and alternative funding sources is present due to the nature of

the Biotechnology industry, despite the conducive economic conditions. Finally, the interactions

between the stakeholders need to be increased to ensure a strong National Innovation System

for the industry which will provide sustained growth and development of the Biotech industry in


Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: UNM, ePrints
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 14:14

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