Partnership with companies is particularly important in the higher education and research sectors in Algeria. Indeed, the university-company partnership is part of the university’s mission to enable it to be in symbiosis with its economic environment through multiple gateways from the university to the industrial companies and conversely. This paper summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within the scientific discussion on the issue the reality of the research partnership between university institutions and industrial companies. The main purpose of the research is to identify the most important requirements of the research partnership and its obstacles. This article will address three (03) essential points: First, we present the literature review on the university/business relationship by addressing its importance for development. Second, we will present the methodological approach. The choice of a qualitative survey by interviews is due to the objective of our research, which is to obtain in-depth information, difficult to express quantitatively on the subject of study. The interviews were conducted with higher education professors and officials of economic companies. Thirdly, we will advance results and some elements of appreciation on the reality of this relationship. The research empirically indicated that the level of research partnership between university institutions and industrial institutions was low. The study also showed that although cooperation between universities and industrial institutions has become an urgent and confirmed necessity in political discourses and in legislative laws and has been the subject of discussions for several years. This relationship is distinguished Fragility and superficiality The study recommended the need for university institutions to adopt the concept of research partnership within their strategic directions, as well as work to consolidate the mutual relationship between university leaders and officials in economic institutions.
Keywords: collaboration, company, industry, relationship, university.
JEL Classification: R1, Z1, Z13, Z21.
Cite as: Nahla, N. (2023). University-company collaboration: what are the obstacles in Algeria?. SocioEconomic Challenges, 7(1), 59-64. https://doi.org/10.21272/sec.7(1).59-64.2023
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