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Effective Technology Transfer Offices

A Business Model Framework

  • Provides a practitioner framework for addressing strategic and operational issues at TTOs

  • Identifies key success factors and facilitating factors for each element of the framework

  • Presents a comprehensive review of TTO evaluation metrics

  • Includes an exhaustive list of essential literature for practitioners ?

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Business (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Technology Transfer Offices: Roles, Activities, and Responsibilities

    • James A. Cunningham, Brian Harney, Ciara Fitzgerald
    Pages 1-14
  3. University Research Commercialisation: Contextual Factors

    • James A. Cunningham, Brian Harney, Ciara Fitzgerald
    Pages 15-31
  4. Business Model Framework: Strategic Considerations

    • James A. Cunningham, Brian Harney, Ciara Fitzgerald
    Pages 33-54
  5. Business Model Framework: Operational Considerations

    • James A. Cunningham, Brian Harney, Ciara Fitzgerald
    Pages 55-83

About this book

Combining best practices, empirical studies and the authors’ own research on technology transfer offices (TTOs), technology transfer, ecosystems and scientists in the principal investigator role, this book presents a business model framework for TTOs. From a practitioner’s perspective the business model framework captures key elements of TTOs’ strategic and operational activities that are needed for effective management and leadership. Moreover, the frameworkaddresses central issues including strategy, organisational structure, staff and resources, activities, mechanisms, policy and procedures, and evaluation and outcomes, while also consideringcontextual factors that directly and indirectly affectTTOs, namely thecommercialisation culture and ethos,as well as researchers’ commitment, awareness and motivation. For each element of the framework, the book outlines the key success factors and facilitating factors that enable effective technology transfer.


Keywords

  • Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization
  • Innovation, Science and Technology
  • Technology Transfer Offices
  • University-Industry Relations

Authors and Affiliations

  • Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    James A. Cunningham

  • DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

    Brian Harney

  • Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Ciara Fitzgerald

About the authors

Professor James A Cunningham is a Professor of Strategic Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. 

Dr. Brian Harney is an Associate Professor in Strategy and HRM at Dublin City University Business School and Deputy Director (SMEs) of the Link Research Institute

Dr. Ciara Fitzgerald is a Lecturer at Cork University Business School,  University College Cork.


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Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-41946-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)