Handbook of Technology Transfer


Handbook of Technology Transfer

9781800374393 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David B. Audretsch, Indiana University, US and the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, Erik E. Lehmann, Professor of Management and Organization, University of Augsburg, Germany and Albert N. Link, Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 439 3 Extent: 290 pp
Written by a plethora of expert contributors from a range of institutions, the Handbook of Technology Transfer provides an engaging deep-dive review of technology transfer as a complex and dynamic process, applying different mechanisms characterising activities in a variety of countries.

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Written by a plethora of expert contributors from a range of institutions, the Handbook of Technology Transfer provides an engaging deep-dive review of technology transfer as a complex and dynamic process, applying different mechanisms characterising activities in a variety of countries.

The Handbook takes a fresh look at how technology transfer comprises at least four dimensions: the underlying mechanism of transferring knowledge; the role of individuals that trigger the transfer; the role of institutions where the transfer takes place, and lastly the role of governments and politics. Split into four distinct parts, this insightful Handbook fully examines each of these dimensions and the roles that each of them play in technology transfer, highlighting university institutions in Europe and North America in particular. Forward-thinking, it also delves into future innovation implementation in emerging economies where resources are limited, and the challenges faced as a result.

This enlightening Handbook will be an excellent resource for scholars of business management, economics and information technology. It will also be of great interest to policy-makers of innovation and entrepreneurship given its in-depth look at technology transfer and innovation.
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‘This Handbook edited by David Audretsch, Erik Lehmann, and Albert Link is an important contribution to the canon on university technology transfer. Written by well-known academics, each of the chapters examines either vital issues in technology transfer or national technology transfer recipes. It will be essential reading for scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners interested in the current state of thinking about technology transfer.’
– Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis, US

‘This timely and important Handbook should be on the bookshelf of any scholar interested in the managerial or public policy implications of technology transfer. Its global scope and blending of new developments in both theory and practice are especially attractive. The editors have assembled a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars, which is entirely appropriate, given the nature of the topic. Technology transfer spans a number of fields within the social sciences, business administration, and engineering, including management, economics, geography, sociology, and public policy studies. Each of these fields is represented in this cross-cutting volume. A “must-read” for anyone interested in this topic.’
– Donald Siegel, Arizona State University, US

‘This book brings together a number of informative perspectives that go in depth on the importance of technology transfer. The breadth and scope of the studies presented provide deep insights into the theory and practice needed to enhance economic development based on the development and deployment of advanced technologies into the marketplace. The authors draw together a set of international experiences and examples, delivering a unique global perspective.’
– Paul Zielinski, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), US
Contributors: Cristiano Antonelli, David B. Audretsch, Lais Bandeira Barros, Maksim Belitski, Shiri M. Breznitz, Mara Brumana, Rosa Caiazza, Alice Civera, James A. Cunningham, Manlio Del Giudice, Henry Etzkowitz, Joao Ricardo Faria, Rajeev Goel, Devrim Göktepe-Hultén, Maribel Guerrero, Samaa Kazerouni, Mirjam Knockaert, Thomas Lauvås, Laura Lecluyse, Erik E. Lehmann, Dennis Patrick Leyden, Albert N. Link, Matthias Menter, Michele Meoli, Tommaso Minola, Melita Nicotra, Conor O’Kane, Einar Rasmussen, Marco Romano, Alexander Starnecker, Marius Tuft Mathisen, Katerina Vasilevska, Silvio Vismara, Katharine Wirsching, Claudia Yañez-Valdés, Qiantao Zhang

Introduction to the Handbook of Technology Transfer 1
David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann and Albert N. Link

1 The limited transferability of knowledge 11
Cristiano Antonelli
2 The impact of knowledge transfer on innovation: exploring the
cross-fertilization of basic and applied research 25
Dennis P. Leyden and Matthias Menter
3 The role of public finance in knowledge transfer and innovation 39
David B. Audretsch and Maksim Belitski

4 Principal investigators and knowledge management:
a micro-foundational conceptual framework 57
James A. Cunningham, Manlio Del Giudice, Melita Nicotra,
Conor O’Kane and Marco Romano
5 Factors facilitating the inventing academics’ transition from
nascent entrepreneurs to business owners 75
Joao Ricardo Faria, Rajeev K. Goel and Devrim Göktepe-Hultén
6 The role of work-family initiatives in fostering technology
transfer: research opportunities on family and non-family SMEs 103
Katerina Vasilevska Mara Brumana and Tommaso Minola

7 University-industry collaboration: drivers and barriers 124
Thomas Lauvås and Einar Rasmussen
8 Contextualizing technology transfer: a review of
university-industry transfer in the construction industry 138
Laís Bandeira Barros, Mirjam Knockaert and Laura Lecluyse
9 The role of Universities of Applied Sciences in technology
transfer: the case of Germany 159
Alexander Starnecker and Katharine Wirsching
10 The role of university in a time of crisis: learn from the past to
shape the future 175
Henry Etzkowitz, Chunyan Zhou and Rosa Caiazza

11 Academic entrepreneurship in Italy 197
Alice Civera, Michele Meoli and Silvio Vismara
12 Academic entrepreneurship: the performance and impacts of
academic spin-offs in Norway 216
Marius Tuft Mathisen and Einar Rasmussen
13 Universities’ ownership of intellectual property: focus on Canada 237
Shiri M. Breznitz, Samaa Kazerouni and Qiantao Zhang
14 Technology transfer and frugal social innovations: looking
inside an emerging economy 250
Claudia Yañez-Valdés and Maribel Guerrero

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