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The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 607–640 | Cite as

Technology transfer model for Austrian higher education institutions

  • Joachim Heinzl
  • Ah-Lian Kor
  • Graham Orange
  • Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann
Article

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the findings of a PhD research (Heinzl 2007, Unpublished PhD Thesis) conducted on the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. Four of the models that emerge from this research are: Generic Technology Transfer Model (Sect. 5.1); Idiosyncrasies Model for the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (Sect. 5.2); Idiosyncrasies-Technology Transfer Effects Model (Sect. 5.3); Idiosyncrasies-Technology Transfer Cumulated Effects Model (Sect. 5.3). The primary and secondary research methods employed for this study are: literature survey, focus groups, participant observation, and interviews. The findings of the research contribute to a conceptual design of a technology transfer system which aims to enhance the higher education institutions’ technology transfer performance.

Keywords

Idiosyncrasies Technology transfer IPR Mechanism Transfer system Absorptive capacity R&D Innovation system Cumulated effects 

JEL Classification

L24 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Heinzl
    • 1
  • Ah-Lian Kor
    • 2
  • Graham Orange
    • 2
  • Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH (FHV)DornbirnAustria
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts, Environment, and TechnologyLeeds Metropolitan UniversityLeedsUK
  3. 3.School of BusinessUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus

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