Insights on Technology Transfer from the Bureau of Mines
AbstractThe U.S. Bureau of Mines was established in 1910 to reduce the high accident rate in the nation's coal mines. For 85 years, it conducted a wide variety of tasks related to mining before it was abolished in 1995. The BOM had many technology transfer successes in its lifetime, including more than a dozen "R&D100" awards. This essay identifies and discusses five "transfer factors" that can explain the success (or failure) of many Bureau of Mines projects. These five factors are termed "pressure, pitfalls, path, price, and profit." Copyright 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Volume (Year): 25 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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