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Technology Transfer in a Global Economy

  • David B. Audretsch
  • Erik E. Lehmann
  • Albert N. Link
  • Alexander Starnecker

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Albert N. Link, Alexander Starnecker
    Pages 1-9
  3. Role of Universities Within the Knowledge Transfer Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Francisco Mas-Verdú, Victor Martinez-Gomez
      Pages 13-34
  4. Innovation in Firms

  5. Regional Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Claudio Cozza, Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Mariacristina Piva, Rui Baptista
      Pages 205-232
  6. Innovation Business Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251

About this book


Technology transfer—the process of sharing and disseminating knowledge, skills, scientific discoveries, production methods, and other innovations among universities, government agencies, private firms, and other institutions—is one of the major challenges of societies operating in the global economy.  This volume offers state-of-the-art insights on the dynamics of technology transfer, emerging from the annual meeting of the Technology Transfer Society in 2011 in Augsburg, Germany.  It showcases theoretical and empirical analyses from participants across the technology transfer spectrum, representing academic, educational, policymaking, and commercial perspectives.  The volume features case studies of industries and institutions in Europe, the United States, and Australasia, explored through a variety of methodological approaches, and providing unique contributions to our understanding of how and why technology transfer is shaped and affected by different institutional settings, with implications for policy and business decision making.


Entrepreneurship Global economy Innovation Intellectual property rights Knowledge economy Research and development (R&D) Technology transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Audretsch
    • 1
  • Erik E. Lehmann
    • 2
  • Albert N. Link
    • 3
  • Alexander Starnecker
    • 4
  1. 1., Institute of Development StrategiesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2., Department of Management & OrganizationUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  3. 3., Department of EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  4. 4., Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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