Benefits From Using Surrogate Entrepreneurs In Technology Commercialization
AbstractIs there a benefit to encourage more surrogates to take scientific discoveries to commercial markets in lieu of technologists or in support of technologists? This paper reports on a survey that contrasted two groups of technology entrepreneurs. The first group includes technologists who start companies based on their technology whereas the second group is made of surrogate entrepreneurs who "adopt" someone else's technology and build companies around them with or without the help of the original technical innovator. The results indicate that technologists favored technology issues whereas surrogates were more interested in market issues. These behaviors led to differences in the groups' emphases, success factors, and funding. The recommendations for R&D organizations include a prescription for encouraging more surrogate entrepreneurs to move technological innovations into successful companies.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
Volume (Year): 08 (2011)
Issue (Month): 04 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.worldscinet.com/ijitm/ijitm.shtml
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Tai Tone Lim).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.