Examining Knowledge Transfer Channels for Development of Environment Sector in Sindh

  • Jagul Huma Lashari Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
  • Arabella Bhutto Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro
  • Qazi Muhammad Moinnuddin Abro Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro
  • Zahid Ali Memon Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro
  • Iffat Batool Naqvi Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro

Abstract

It is well understood that the creation and applications of new knowledge is the primary factor that drives economic growth. Aim ofthis research is to examine the KTCs (Knowledge Transfer Channels) in the universities of Sindh, Pakistan leading towards the scientific and technological development of environment sector. This research identified 29 KTCs from literature those were examined, making exploratory interviews with PhD faculty members of universities offering degrees in field of environment. The identified 29 KTCs are grouped together into 7 groups based on their characteristics. KTC-1: Publications (2-variables); KTC-2: Networking (4-variables); KTC-3: Mobility of Researchers (6- variables); KTC-4: Joint Research (5-variables); KTC-5: Intellectual Property with (2-variables); KTC- 6: Co-operations (6-variables); KTC-7: Institutional Infrastructure (3-variables). Findingsshows, relevancy of KTCs in terms of their role towards the utilization of knowledge capital towards development by means of professional publications from KTC-1, participation of industry staff in conferences and workshops from KTC-2, students working as trainees in the industry and outflow of graduates at M.Phil. level from KTC-3, consultancy of university staff members in the industry from KTC-4, research work in co-operation with research institutes and with consultants from KTC-6 and sharing of physical infrastructure from KTC-7 also shows their impact towards the utilization of knowledge capital for development of environment sector. None of variablefrom KTC-5 related to intellectual property rights shows their impact towards utilization of knowledge capital. This research contributes empirical results of KTCs in universities, with policy implications for future knowledge transfer, which can contribute in the development of society.

Published
Apr 1, 2018
How to Cite
LASHARI, Jagul Huma et al. Examining Knowledge Transfer Channels for Development of Environment Sector in Sindh. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 2, p. 417-428, apr. 2018. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/212>. Date accessed: 26 apr. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1802.17.
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