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Knowledge transfer, macro stickiness and human capital development among technology-based firms in Malaysia

Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi (2011) Knowledge transfer, macro stickiness and human capital development among technology-based firms in Malaysia. In: 9th Asian Academy Management International Conference, 14-16 October 2011, Park Royal Penang.

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Abstract

The study investigates the presence of macro stickiness in knowledge transfer for human capital development among technology-based firms in Malaysia. Macro stickiness refers to vague and inadequate guidance for knowledge transfer for innovation and knowledge development promoted by national policies on innovation and economy. The study used personal interview with twenty (20) informants, who included two (2) policy makers, three (3) government officers, and fifteen (15) executives of technology-based firms in selected Malaysian technology parks. The findings suggest that policy makers and government officers confirmed that national policies on innovation and economy cannot exclude three national unity, foreign direct investment and sound economic growth. The industry informants were not convinced to active in knowledge transfer for human capital development due to the inclusion of three elements. The study proposed that future research to increase the number of interviewees and to include technology parks from other major cities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3328/6321 (Proceedings the 9th Asian Academy of Management International Conference, ISBN: 9789832932055)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macro stickiness, human capital development, Malaysian technology-based firms
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 03:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6321

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