Book Chapter

Proximity, Collaborative Relationship and Entrepreneur's Knowledge Spill-Over Opportunity in a Malaysian Regional Innovation System

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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

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.

Keywords
proximity; collaborative relationships; entrepreneurs; knowledge spill-overs; Malaysian Regional innovation system;

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online30/09/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34079
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN9783030777524
eISBN9783030777531

People (2)

People

Dr Gerry Edgar
Dr Gerry Edgar

Senior Lecturer, Management, Work and Organisation

Dr Naja Mohd Yusof
Dr Naja Mohd Yusof

Lecturer in Management, Management, Work and Organisation