Industry, University and Government Partnerships for the Sustainable Development of Knowledge-Based Society

Drivers, Models and Examples in US, Norway, Singapore and Qatar

  • Waqas Nawaz
  • Muammer Koç

Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Waqas Nawaz, Muammer Koç
    Pages 9-33
  3. Waqas Nawaz, Muammer Koç
    Pages 35-52
  4. Waqas Nawaz, Muammer Koç
    Pages 53-69
  5. Waqas Nawaz, Muammer Koç
    Pages 71-106
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-181

About this book


This book discusses the rapidly growing interest in economic diversification through partnerships between industry, university and government (IUGP), with a focus on the economic diversification of the state of Qatar. It provides a comparative account of the knowledge ecosystem in the USA, Norway, Singapore and Qatar, and offers an evolutionary, national economic-transformational perspective on legislation, institutional and cultural settings, intermediary structures, and support programs. Providing a broad overview of the knowledge ecosystems in these countries, it is suitable for readers at various learning levels. It also includes case studies and a concise comparison of the Global Innovation Index (GII) of the four countries, and explores in detail the under-par comparative performance of Qatar, revealing that the country is still at the engagement level of IUGP. Further, it proposes evidence-based recommendations and strategies, making it a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and policymakers.


Knowledge Economy Knowledge Ecosystem Knowledge Management Sustainable Development Technology Development Strategy GCC Region Development Management Innovation Ecosystems Technology Policy Qatar

Authors and affiliations

  • Waqas Nawaz
    • 1
  • Muammer Koç
    • 2
  1. 1.Sustainable Development DivisionHamad Bin Khalifa UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Sustainable Development DivisionHamad Bin Khalifa UniversityDohaQatar

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26798-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26799-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0532
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0540
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