Keywords: corporate helix, triple helix, industry, establishment, corporate university, POSCO, POSTECH, Korea, universities, government, entrepreneurship, innovation, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang Steel Company
Corporate helix model: the industry and triple helix networks
A different type of university-industry-government relations took place in South Korea. In the triple helix model the entrepreneurial university becomes a key element of the innovation system. However, most universities in the world would not be autonomous in this network relationship. This paper proposes 'The Corporate Helix Model', in which the university is established or acquired and transformed into the corporate/entrepreneurial university by the corporation prior to playing as an independent player in the triple network relationship. The model is postulated by a case study of establishment of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) by Pohang Steel Company (POSCO).