Posted on 15 December 2011.
Commercialization of the university researches and innovations becomes more and more important in this era of volatile changes. Every day we could feel the challenges associated with this process in any knowledge based institute, such as universities, research centers, R&D centers, etc. Commercialization challenges are an integral part of these entities, and their managers are looking for some ways to handle them. In the present study, we used the Delphi method to find the main challenges and main solutions for commercialization of the university researches and innovations in Iran. After reviewing the literature, the challenges are considered and then the solutions are proposed. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the research findings.
Commercialization of University Research and Innovations in Iran: Obstacles and Solutions (735.5 KiB, 3,099 hits)
Posted in Issue no. 7, Knowledge Management
Posted on 15 October 2011.
This work aimed to assess the gaps between competencies and skills of economic education graduates and the requirements of employers’ skills and abilities of Pitesti, the identification of these gaps’ causes, and of viable solutions to eliminate the identified gaps. Therefore, the paper presents the results of a pilot study based on two empirical research, one conducted at the level of a sample of final year students from the Faculty of Economics, from University of Pitesti and one conducted on a group sample from Pitesti based-‐ companies. The research results support the hypothesis from which we started, namely that there are differences of perception between prospective employees and employers. It is interesting that both prospective employees and employers consider that practical training is lower than expected.
Pilot Study on Evaluation Gap between Competencies Acquired by Economic Education Graduates and Requirements of Pitesti Employers (306.7 KiB, 1,025 hits)
Posted in Economics, Issue no. 6