The Influence of Co-operative Education to Creativity – Base on Organizational Innovation Encouragement

  • Qinghua Qin Panyapiwat Institute of Management
  • Tienan Wang Panyapiwat Institute of Management
Keywords: University Enterprise Cooperation Education; Organizational Innovation Encouragement; Creativity


Collaborative innovation theory has been widely applied to explain university and enterprise cooperative education, but few know about how Technology University of China can find a right cooperative education way to enhance the quality of personnel training. In this paper, we argue that organizational innovation encouragement may be a mediator between university and enterprise cooperative education. The authors tested the hypotheses with data collected 427 students who had participated cooperative education form four Technology Universities, Guangxi, China. The results support the hypothesis that the university co-operative behavior and enterprise co-operative behavior have significant influence on the student’s creativity. This study extends the research field of collaborative innovation and provides a new perspective in this theory.