Yogyakarta – Tuesday, July 21, 2020. One of the students of the Doctoral Program in Management in the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada (FEB UGM) became a candidate for virtual open defense. Vitradesie Noekent, S.E., M.M., a Lecturer in Administration Management at Semarang State University, officially holds a doctorate with a “very satisfying” predicate after the Head of the Examining Team reads the results of the examination for a dissertation entitled “Stakeholder Interaction in the Process of Disseminating Research Results and Higher Education Innovations in Indonesia”. The author of the paper “Agriculture-Based Development Planning for Food Crops in Poverty Reduction” was recorded as the 4854th doctor at Universitas Gadjah Mada and the 289th at the FEB UGM. The promoter team consisted of Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand.Merc, Ph.D. as a promoter, Sari Sitalaksmi, M.Mgt., Ph.D., and Hargo Utomo, M.B.A., Ph.D., as a co-promoter.
The online open defense was opened by the head of the examiner team Eko Suwardi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada. In addition, a team of examiners and assessment was also attend, namely Wakhid Slamet Ciptono, MBA, MPM, Ph.D., Boyke R. Purnomo, MM, Ph.D., Dian Ekowati, M.Sc., M.AppCom (OrgCh) ., Ph.D., Yulia Arisnani W, MBA, Ph.D., and Rocky Adiguna, M.Sc., Ph.D. During the open examination session, Vitradesie Noekent, S.E., M.M. preserved her research for an hour in front of the promoter, co-promoter, assessment team, examiner team, and invitees present in the virtual forum.
Dr. Vitradesie Noekent, M.M., dissertation aims to uncover the mechanism of interaction, the stakeholders who interact, and the interaction media in the downstream process of the research and innovation results of universities in Indonesia. Using the theory of stakeholder identification and prioritization with a qualitative approach in the form of a single case study at three tertiary institutions, this dissertation formulates six types of university research and innovation outcomes that are labeled: knowledge production, community empowerment, industrial collaboration, pre-commercialization, socio-economic impacts, and commercialization. In general, the rotation of research and innovation results in tertiary institutions in Indonesia is a dynamic and non-linear process. In practice, the findings of this dissertation have implications that tertiary institutions are natural incubators that create a supportive environment so that the stakeholders of the research outputs can exploit and explore entrepreneurial initiatives that produce academic, economic, and social impacts. This dissertation suggests that higher education governance should be directed at understanding behavior that emphasizes paradigm changes, creating a climate of multidisciplinary collaboration in science, and transformational leadership that recognizes active contexts as determinants of individual behavior.
At the closing event, Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand.Merc, Ph.D. as the Promoter congratulated promovendus and at the same time being proud and relieved for the achievement of the doctoral degree. Furthermore, the MD FEB UGM Program Manager Coordinator advised that the downstreaming of research can be published on the reputable journal. (RP)