Culturing Atmosphere for Spontaneous Innovation: Academic Action and Triple-Helix Dynamics in South Korea

  • Leo Kim
  • Deok-Ho JangEmail author
Original Article

In order to foster the knowledge economy, collaboration between government, industry and academy is becoming increasingly important. The Triple-Helix (government–industry–academy) model is geared toward innovation in academic institutions and the transfer of academic knowledge to industrial and/or societal domains. This article studies crucial factors that either encourage or hamper activities in a South Korean university, by comparing each engineering department’s responses to the national Brain Korea 21+ funding scheme that promotes and evaluates the academy’s knowledge transfer performance. Finally, the article discusses the importance of leadership and communication in developing an atmosphere for spontaneous academic activities and the government’s role that might deteriorate innovative atmosphere.


Triple-Helix model innovation organizational excellence communication 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ars PraxiaSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of EducationSangmyung UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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