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Business Model Framework: Strategic Considerations

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Business model framework strategic considerations focus on the development of a strategic plan, mission statement, and strategic priorities. TTOs focus more on action as opposed to facilitation and developing an organisational structure that is appropriate for the institutional context, as there is no one best way to structure TTO activities. The chosen organisational structure of TTOs is heavily shaped by institutional factors and their strategic focus. Strong leadership, investment in the skills and capabilities of technology transfer professionals, and configuring a sustainable resource base to support services are critical factors for TTO effectiveness. TTOs also need to consider how best to cooperate with other TTOs to potentially reduce any potential resource and expert deficiencies and leveraging economies of scale.

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  • Strategic plans
  • Organisation structure
  • Skills
  • Resources
  • Expertise
  • Technology transfer

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Notes

  1. 1.

    Allan (2001) and Scott et al. (2001) note that one mechanisms for such emphasis is that the language of technology transfer is an inherent part of public statements, publications, and speeches made by, and on behalf of, the leadership of an institution.

  2. 2.

    See https://www.knowledgetransferireland.com/Model-Agreements/Catalogue-of-Model-Agreements/

  3. 3.

    The notion of boundary spanning captures the importance of the networks and contacts of TTOs as in this context advertising or technology brokers are rarely used.

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    See https://www.knowledgetransferireland.com

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Cunningham, J.A., Harney, B., Fitzgerald, C. (2020). Business Model Framework: Strategic Considerations. In: Effective Technology Transfer Offices. SpringerBriefs in Business. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41946-2_3

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