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Research and development activities toward capacity building: Malaysia experience

Abdul Rahman, Abdul Ghafar and Othman, Ahmad Research and development activities toward capacity building: Malaysia experience. In: International Conference on Technology management 2006 (ICTM 2006), 4-5 December 2006, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the Malaysia position in world ranking on publication of papers in international science and technology journals. Malaysia was ranked number fifty-five (55) among 178 countries. Several factors had been identified to relate shortcoming of research publication in Malaysia in comparison with developed countries such as the country research and development (R&D) expenditure, number of researchers on ratio of 1,000 labour force and R&D expenditure as percentage of Gross Domestic Product. The R&D expenditure at institutional level comprising Institutes of Higher Learning, Government Research Institutes, and private sector were also been highlighted. This paper further discussed the low involvement of academia as project leader in research activities citing example of Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn as case. As a conclusion this paper recommended several factors to be explored further as to what are driving factors that influence academia to conduct and upgrade their research performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 04:11
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 04:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2766
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