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Barriers of Industry-Academia Collaboration

Faculty members and industry were asked whether they think that there are barriers that limit interaction with industry/academia, and also if they agree, they were asked to show their agreement on the barriers suggested in a scale-up question ranged from 1 to 5 where 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, and 5 = strongly agree.

Descriptive statistics showed that the majority of faculty members N =27 (71.1 %) thought that there are barriers that limit interaction with industry on the other hand of those of the industrial sector who do not believe so N =9 (28.1 %). Faculty members ranked the top 3 major barriers for collaboration as follows:

  • (1) lack of organizational/structural office/unit to coordination N =18 (63.4 %),
  • (2) lack of autonomy to work with industry N = 15 (53.6 %), and (3) the process is too complicated and has no collaboration from industry side N =14 (50 %), while industry representatives rated the major 2 barriers for collaboration as follows: lack of organizational/structural office/unit to coordination N =3 (44.4 %) and the university structure is not adapted to the needs of industrial collaborations N =3 (33.3 %), as detailed in Table 7.29.

Table 7.29 Statistics of industry-academia collaboration barriers

Variable

Industry-academia collaboration barriers

Sample no

(N)

โ€œYesโ€

Percentage

(%)

Inadequate infrastructure

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

12

42.9

Lack of autonomy to work with industry

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

15

53.6

The university structure is not adapted to the needs of industrial collaborations

Industry

9

3

33.3

Faculty

28

10

35.7

The collaboration is time-consuming

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

10

35.7

Lack of organizational/structural office/unit to coordination

Industry

9

4

44.4

Faculty

28

18

64.3

There is no value or benefit to our university/industry from such collaboration

Industry

9

1

11.1

Faculty

28

2

7.1

We had a bad experience with industry/university in the past

Industry

9

0

0

Faculty

28

0

0

The process is too complicated

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

14

50

No collaboration from industry/university side

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

14

50

Others

Industry

9

2

22.2

Faculty

28

3

10.7

This was a multiple response question so sum of percentages may exceed 100 %

 
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