The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 30, Issue 1–2, pp 17–33 | Cite as

Technology and Technology Transfer: Mansfieldian Inspirations and Subsequent Developments

  • David J. Teece


This paper discusses the foundational work and ideas of Edwin Mansfield to the economics of technological change and innovation, and introduces some of the recent work in the field. I argue that much of the recent work on patenting, technology strategy and the economics of knowledge has roots to the early Mansfield contributions, and that he should be recognized as a pioneer for these recent developments.

economics of innovation knowledge intangible assets knowledge R&D managements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Teece
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  1. 1.Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization Professor, Haas School of BusinessUniversity of CaliforniaU.S.A

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