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Sustainability of University Technology Transfer: Mediating Effect of Inventor’s Technology Service

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  • Fang Li

    (School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China)

  • Sheng Zhang

    (School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China)

  • Yuhuan Jin

    (School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China)

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Based on the perspective of knowledge transfer and the technology acceptance model (TAM), this paper constructs a university technology transfer sustainable development model that considers the inventor’s technology service from the perspective of the long-term cooperation of enterprise, and analyzes the mediating effect of the inventor’s technology service on university technology transfer sustainability. By using 270 questionnaires as survey data, it is found that the availability of an inventor’s technology service has a significant positive impact on the attitude tendency and practice tendency of enterprise long-term technological cooperation; enterprise technology absorption capacity and trust between a university and an enterprise also have significant influence on an inventor’s technical service availability. Therefore, the inventor’s technology service acts as a mediator in the relationship between university technology transfer sustainability and influence factors. Universities ought to establish the technology transfer model, which focuses on the inventor’s tacit knowledge transfer service, and promotes the sustainable development of the university.

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  • Fang Li & Sheng Zhang & Yuhuan Jin, 2018. "Sustainability of University Technology Transfer: Mediating Effect of Inventor’s Technology Service," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 10(6), pages 1-17, June.
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