Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practices

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Elpida T. Samara
  • Yannis L. Bakouros
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


Technology and Technology Transfer are concepts that have a high degree of complexity surrounding them, so it would be quite difficult to establish a precise definition for these terms. Technology Generation and Diffusion are processes deeply dependent on the socio-economic structure. In fact, technology may take various forms, ranging from non-embodied technology (patents, licenses, ideas, know-how, etc.) to technologies embedded into mechanical systems, machines, or even into the human body. Technology Transfer Mechanisms vary even more, since different forms of technology can be transferred through different channels. Consequently, the variety of technology types along with the complexity of their transfer processes creates serious problems concerning the quantification and study of the results and effects of technology, on society in general or on the industry sector, in particular.


Foreign Direct Investment Technology Transfer Capital Good Critical Success Factor Radiant Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • Elpida T. Samara
    • 2
  • Yannis L. Bakouros
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Technology Management School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece

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