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University, knowledge and regional development: factors affecting knowledge transfer in a developing region

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:38:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:38:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10546
dc.description.abstract The role of knowledge in the current knowledge economy cannot be overly emphasised. Successful regions are continuously being linked to excellence in the production, accumulation, and application of knowledge. Universities have increasingly been at the centre of such knowledge production, application and transfer. Yet, there is little research and evidence in this regard pertaining to less developed countries. The paper aims to fill this gap. The study uses the conceptual notion of knowledge transfer to interrogate the engagement level between the university and its region. Using a qualitative approach comprising the use of primary and secondary data, the authors capture some of the factors affecting knowledge transfer. Highlighting both supply-side and demand-side factors, the authors argue in favour of a nuanced and complex negotiation of the knowledge-development interface between universities as knowledge producers and regional stakeholders as knowledge users. Such negotiations should take cognisance of local realities. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE SHARING en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.title University, knowledge and regional development: factors affecting knowledge transfer in a developing region en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(3&4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Africa Education Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9569 en
dc.PageNumber 191-210 en
dc.outputnumber 8435 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fongwa, N.S. & Marais, L. (2016) University, knowledge and regional development: factors affecting knowledge transfer in a developing region. <i>Africa Education Review</i>. 13(3&4):191-210. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fongwa, N.S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Marais, L. en


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