ABSTRACT

Universities have become essential players in the generation of knowledge and innovation. Through the commercialization of technology, they have developed the ability to influence regional economic growth. By examining different commercialization models this book analyses technology transfer at universities as part of a national and regional system. It provides insight as to why certain models work better than others, and reaffirms that technology transfer programs must be linked to their regional and commercial environments.

Using a global perspective on technology commercialization, this book divides the discussion between developed and developing counties according to the level of university commercialization capability. Critical cases as well as country reports examine the policies and culture of university involvement in economic development, relationships between university and industry, and the commercialization of technology first developed at universities. In addition, each chapter provides examples from specific universities in each country from a regional, national, and international comparative perspective.

This book includes articles by leading practitioners as well as researchers and will be highly relevant to all those with an interest in innovation studies, organizational studies, regional economics, higher education, public policy and business entrepreneurship.

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PART I Introduction

chapter 1|20 pages

The evolution of technology transfer

ByHENRY ETZKOWITZ

chapter 2|12 pages

The globalization of academic innovation

BySHIRI M. BREZNITZ

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PART II USA

chapter 3|29 pages

The American experience in university technology transfer

ByMARYANN FELDMAN, PAIGE CLAYTON

chapter 5|18 pages

De-reifying technology transfer metrics: to address the stages and phases of TTO development

ByHENRY ETZKOWITZ AND DEVRIM GÖKTEPE-HULTÉN

chapter 6|45 pages

The commercialization of new drugs and vaccines discovered in public sector research

ByASHLEY J. STEVENS, JONATHAN J. JENSEN, KATRINE WYLLER

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PART III Developed countries

chapter 8|23 pages

UK university models of technology transfer in a global economy

ByHELEN LAWTON SMITH AND JOHN GLASSON

chapter 9|24 pages

An analysis of the development of the Irish technology transfer system

ByCIARA FITZGERALD AND RORY P. O’SHEA

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PART IV Developing countries

chapter 11|18 pages

University technology transfer: the case of Spain

ByADELA GARCÍA-ARACIL, ELENA CASTRO-MARTÍNEZ,

chapter 12|22 pages

University technology commercialization: the case of Thailand

ByJARUNEE WONGLIMPIYARAT

chapter 15|25 pages

The Innovation Law, the creation of technology transfer offices and their impact on the Brazilian innovation landscape

ByANA L. V. TORKOMIAN, M. ELIZABETH R. DOS SANTOS AND

chapter 17|26 pages

University system in Vietnam: some technology transfer practice

ByTRAN NGOC CA

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PART V What about university technology transfer?

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PART VI Conclusion

chapter 23|4 pages

Making sense of university technology commercialization: diversity and adaptation

BySHIRI M. BREZNITZ, HENRY ETZKOWITZ