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Title: Proximity, Collaborative Relationship and Entrepreneur's Knowledge Spill-Over Opportunity in a Malaysian Regional Innovation System
Author(s): Edgar, Gerry
Yusof, Zatun Najahah
Editor(s): Jones, Paul
Huxtable-Thomas, Louisa
Hamidon, Syahira
Hannon, Paul
Mohd Tawil, Norgainy
Citation: Edgar G & Yusof ZN (2021) Proximity, Collaborative Relationship and Entrepreneur's Knowledge Spill-Over Opportunity in a Malaysian Regional Innovation System. In: Jones P, Huxtable-Thomas L, Hamidon S, Hannon P & Mohd Tawil N (eds.) Entrepreneurial Activity in Malaysia: A Country Level Perspective. Springer International Publishing, pp. 37-57. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77753-1_3
Keywords: proximity
collaborative relationships
entrepreneurs
knowledge spill-overs
Malaysian Regional innovation system
Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 17-Mar-2022
Abstract: This chapter evaluates the social phenomenon of innovation and the effect of immature social infrastructures have in limiting the benefits of proximity preventing the entrepreneurial process of knowledge spill-overs. Interviews with individuals in technology firms in the Malaysian city of Cyberjaya revealed low levels of interaction among the system communities and weaker relationships with universities than government agencies. The research contributes to the theoretical concept of proximity, where ineffective social infrastructure and low density of informal social networks influences the proximity benefits and limits the opportunity density of entrepreneurs’ knowledge spill-over. This study highlights developing collaborative relationships with universities, reducing dependency on local public authorities and investing in a richer social infrastructure; or utilisings existing mature towns/cities in preference to green-field developments.
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DOI Link: 10.1007/978-3-030-77753-1_3
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