The SAM Advanced Management Journal is pleased to announce the publication of the article Bringing Institutional Research Closer to Industry and Policy Makers: A Diagnostic Study for Synergetic Convergence by Anu Singh Lather, Simarn Kaur, and Mannat Singh in Volume 85 Edition 1.
The ultimate driver of economic growth in any country is the rate at which a country can create and transfer knowledge, leading to innovations in the economy (Romer, 1990). Nowadays Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are not only restricted to traditional teaching assignments; rather they are now engaging different stakeholders to deliver outcomes as per societies‟ needs (Etzkowitz & Leydesdorff, 2000). The findings of this study have strong implications for Indian HEIs, Industries and policymakers. The present study was an attempt to highlight the factors hindering the synergetic convergence of the collaborative efforts of HEIs, Industries, and policymakers. One of the significant theoretical implications of the current study is the proposed model which is based on seven hindering factors. The results show that the most protruding barriers are “Inadequate Research Ecosystem”, “Lack of early research orientation” and “Inadequate Funding”. Conducive environment for the collaborative institutional research can be ensured by improving the research ecosystem of the country and by developing research orientation in the early days of education.