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University Technology Transfer : The Globalization of Academic Innovation (Hardcover)

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Universities have become essential players in the generation of knowledge and innovation. Through the commercialization of technology, they have developed the ability to influence regional economic growth. By examining different commercialization models this book analyses technology transfer at universities as part of a national and regional system. It provides insight as to why certain models work better than others, and reaffirms that technology transfer programs must be linked to their regional and commercial environments.

Using a global perspective on technology commercialization, this book divides the discussion between developed and developing counties according to the level of university commercialization capability. Case studies examine policies and culture of university involvement in economic development, relationships between university and industry, and the commercialization of technology first developed at universities. In addition, each chapter provides examples from specific universities in each country from a regional, national, and international comparative perspective.

This book will be highly relevant to all those with an interest in innovation studies, organizational studies, regional economics, higher education, public policy and business entrepreneurship.

Over the last two decades, universities have found themselves at the centre of a growing debate about the economic future of regions. In this era of globalization, universities have become primary players in the generation of new knowledge and innovation. Through technology commercialization- the dissemination and commercialization of their ideas to the private market- universities have an ability to directly impact regional economic growth. Since the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, many universities in the USA and around the world have changed the way they approach technology commercialization.

This edited volume compares and analyzes different models of university technology commercialization. In particular, the book focuses on external and internal factors that affect the ability of universities to transfer technologies from the public to the private market. External university factors include regional commercialization, culture and history. Internal university culture focuses on policy, culture, and organization of technology transfer within the university. Unlike many studies that review best practices for technology transfer, this book will demonstrate that there is no one model of technology transfer being implemented, and that some models work better than others.

This book will be highly relevant to all those with an interest in innovation studies, organizational studies, regional economics, higher education, public policy and business entrepreneurship.

Number of Pages: 482
Genre: Business + Money Management
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Global Competition
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2015
TCIN: 21512258
UPC: 9780415714686
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1078
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