The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 49–56 | Cite as

Industrial practices of research conversion and technology transfer

  • Albert H. Rubenstein
  • Eliezer Geisler
  • Rasika Abeysinghe
Symposium Accelerating the Conversion of Science to Technology


The conversion of R&D into commercial new products has long been considered a basic tenet of industrial innovation and competitiveness. This paper describes the key variables that affect the successful commercialization of new technologies in industrial companies. Drawing on the authors' own research and consulting experience with hundreds of US and foreign companies, the paper examines the more effective practices, identifies key barriers and problem areas, and provides some conclusions and implications for practicing managers.


Technology Transfer Industrial Company Business Unit Internal Conversion Internal Entrepreneurship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert H. Rubenstein
    • 1
  • Eliezer Geisler
    • 2
  • Rasika Abeysinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanston
  2. 2.University of WisconsinWhitewater

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