Review on the Prominence of SMEs in Malaysia and Its’ Imprint on University Industry Collaboration

Darshana, Kumari Raguphaty and Shamsuddin, Baharin and Faiz, Mohd Turan (2020) Review on the Prominence of SMEs in Malaysia and Its’ Imprint on University Industry Collaboration. In: iMEC-APCOMS 2019: Proceedings of the 4th International Manufacturing Engineering Conference and The 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems, 21-22 August 2019 , Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 96-100.. ISBN 978-981-15-0950-6

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) represent a very large percentage in the Malaysian economy landscape and has a huge impact on University Industry Collaborations (UIC). In many developed and developing countries, UIC have clearly benefited both the industry and university on a large scale. However, Malaysia faces a different set of challenges to overcome in establishing intensified UIC. The representation of SMEs must be considered and amplified in a collaboration between industries and universities to ensure sustainability in the collaboration and continuous innovative development of both the industry and university. Herein, this paper explores the prominence of SMEs within the Malaysian economic landscape. It further examines the differences in policy direction and supply chain management for SMEs by developed economies. Based on that parameters, this paper also discusses the imprint SMEs has on UIC.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMEs; University; University industry collaboration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 07:36
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