Planning and Governance of Transfer Technology Activities in Polytechnic Institutions
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are urged to promote transfer technology activities, especially to foster the culture of innovation and commercialisation. Technology transfer enables the technology to be retrieved and manipulated for further usage according to the industrial needs. Although several technology transfer frameworks developed in past research, those frameworks cannot be applied to the TVET institutions because of the different organisational environment. Therefore, this study aims to identify the relationship between organisational factors, particularly the governance and planning with transfer technology activities in polytechnic. This research used a quantitative approach with a questionnaire as the instrument to test two hypotheses. 150 lecturers were selected as samples for the study involving three Polytechnics in Selangor. The hypotheses were tested based on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using the SmartPLS software. The study found a significant positive relationship between planning and governance with transfer technology practices. TVET institutions could benefit from the results in implementing consistent transfer technology activities by giving more priority to planning and governance.
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