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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2013 Vol.3(5): 547-553 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.333

The Social Tie That Binds: Academia-Industry Collaboration in ATMI Polytechnic Cikarang, Indonesia

Farah Purwaningrum
Abstract—The paper’s key objective is to explore the social tie enabling the knowledge flow in the academia-industry collaboration. The inquiry is based on an ethnographic work in ATMI Polytechnic Cikarang. It pursues its analysis through case studies. The main argument in this paper is that alumnaeship is the social tie fostering the academia-industry linkage. This social tie invites one to reconceptualise the notion of physical proximity. Such reconceptualisation is tenable, as this research shows: first, the pertinence of geographic reference point being made to ATMI Polytechnic Solo for collaborations to take place, and second, the thick linkage of alumnaeship enabling the flow of tacit knowledge. The study contributes to the inquiry of academia-industry collaboration from an organisational sociology standpoint.

Index Terms—Vocational education, industry-academia collaboration, tacit knowledge

Farah Purwaningrum is with the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (e-mail: farah.purwaningrum@ubd.edu.bn).

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Cite:Farah Purwaningrum, "The Social Tie That Binds: Academia-Industry Collaboration in ATMI Polytechnic Cikarang, Indonesia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 547-553, 2013.

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