Analysis of Knowledge Exchange Between Higher Education Institutions & Businesses for Establishing Entrepreneurial Universities in Quetta, Balochistan
1-Muhammad Hanif: MS Scholar, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.2-Saubia Ramzan: Professor, Faculty of Management Sciences, Business and Information Technology, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.3-Muzammila Akram: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Training, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
The term "Entrepreneurial University" has prominent attention in the western world after the "Triple Helix Model" presented
by Leydesdorff and Etzkowitz where it shaped the research outcomes in the form of patents, marketable brands, products and
services that paved the way for traditional universities to transform into entrepreneurial university and the higher education
institutions became self-sufficient in monetary terms and contribute to the economic growth of the nations. Though there
are remarkable acceptance for this concept and many western higher education institutions, developed Asian countries and
their universities benefited from transforming their research into valued monetary research while less developed countries
still struggling in this direction to transform their higher education institutions as "Entrepreneurial University". The current
paper presents the concept of entrepreneurial university in the less developed world, i.e. Pakistan and especially the case of
Balochistan province. The research is qualitative in nature using thematic analysis through a semi-structured interview
method and questionnaires to corroborate the responses. Six main themes emerged from data that include i. perception of
entrepreneurial university ii. human development to technology development iii. entrepreneurial skills for academia iv.
SOPs to transform research into innovation. v. regionally developed brands. vi. collaboration & communication with the
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