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Evaluation Study on the Ecosystem Governance of Industry–Education Integration Platform in China

Yuqian Li, Wei-Ling Hsu () and Yuwen Zhang ()
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Yuqian Li: School of Teacher Education, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Nanjing 211171, China
Wei-Ling Hsu: School of Civil Engineering, Jiaying University, Meizhou 514015, China
Yuwen Zhang: College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China

Sustainability, 2022, vol. 14, issue 20, 1-15

Abstract: The industry–education integration platform itself is an ecosystem composed of multiple subjects, and its effective governance cannot be separated from contract management. Platform operation requires efforts to overcome institutional transaction costs and clarify the distribution of benefits among cooperative subjects. Each cooperative subject displays cooperative behavior with consistent organizational goals, which contributes to effective platform regulation reaching a steady state. Therefore, the industry–education integration platform ecosystem involves key elements such as contracts, transaction costs, property rights definition, cooperative behavior, and stability within the ecosystem. Thus, this paper takes the context of the integration of industry and education in China and innovatively proposes an evaluation index system for the governance of the ecosystem of the industry–education integration platform. Then, this paper takes the 14 industry–education integration platforms in China as an example. The grey correlation method was applied to the obtained sample data, which overcame the deficiency of sample evaluation with little data and poor information. Subjective and objective index weight assignment methods are used to improve the scientific and rational nature of the model evaluation. Finally, to improve the governance level of the ecosystem of the industry–education integration platform, new references are provided in four aspects: establishing a flawless mechanism of the platform contract, protecting the rights and interests of platform-related subjects, improving the protection and development mechanism of resources, and exploring the outsourcing of educational services.

Keywords: ecosystem; industry–education integration; platform governance; grey correlation model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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