American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Perceptions of Commercialization Activities of Research Results among Academic Researchers in Malaysia

Noorulsadiqin Azbiya Yaacob, Amran Md Rasli, Aslan Amat Senin and Siti Norezam Othman

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2011.24.32

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 24-32

Abstract

Problem statement: This study discusses the results of a survey conducted on academic researchers working on biotechnology related research from four leading research universities in Malaysia. The analyses used in this study are essentially exploratory and broadly seeks to address the research question of interest, i.e., to document any differences in opinion between demographic backgrounds group. Approach: Factor analysis and reliability tests were conducted to identify dimensions of commercialization activities and to determine statistical reliability of the dimensions. Subsequently, a series of one-way ANOVA tests were conducted to examine whether perceptions on commercialization activities results differ based on the demographic background of the researchers. Results: The result of this study revealed significant differences in perceptions on commercialization initiatives particularly with regards to years of research experience, experience as administrator/top level management at university level and job status. Conclusion/Recommendation: Qualitative studies were recommended to complement this exploratory study.

Copyright

© 2011 Noorulsadiqin Azbiya Yaacob, Amran Md Rasli, Aslan Amat Senin and Siti Norezam Othman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.