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This paper seeks to examine the drivers of R&D collaboration between firms and universities and research institutes using a sample of automotive, biotechnology and electronics firms from Malaysia. The Probit regression results indicate that R&D intensity, openness to R&D as measured by partner diversity, access to wider range of channels of information, and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) related deaths is not only the prime cause of mortality in the world, it has also continued to increase in the low and middle income countries. Hence, this study examines the relationship between CVD risk factors and socioeconomic variables in Malaysia, which is a rapidly growing middle income nation undergoing(More)
This paper seeks to compare the export and technological capabilities generated by foreign and local electronics firms in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, and to explain their determinants. FDI has been the key driver of electronics exports in all three economies. While the data available prevented an assessment of the role of FDI in technology diffusion(More)
The growing shortage in human organs has raised serious concerns. To address this problem, we examine in this article the association between demographic and socioeconomic factors, and respondents' willingness to donate cadaveric organs using a large survey of Malaysian adults aged 18 years and above.A convenience sampling method was used to extract(More)
This paper compares the performance of small and medium size subcontractors in the machine tools industry in two different regions of Malaysia, Penang state and Kelang Valley. It is shown that while Penang state has developed a fairly successful small and medium subcontracting industry, Kelang Valley has not. The difference in performance (measured by(More)
and two anonymous reviewers for their very helpful comments on this and earlier drafts. I alone am responsible for the errors that remain. 2 Abstract The extent to which countries are able to innovate and progress technologically depends critically on their innovation system. This system interacts in complex and unique ways to further or hinder innovatory(More)
Rapid industrialisation in Asia is generating significant new demand for raw materials and pressure on local, regional and global environments. In the future these demands and pressures are expected to increase markedly. Informing these concerns are models of development that assume that economic growth follows a pattern leading to a convergence between the(More)