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Technology transfer in a global economy

  • David Audretsch


  • Erik Lehmann


  • Mike Wright


The emergence of new technologies is acting both as a driving force and an enabling factor to globalization. At the same time, these technologies are changing rapidly, shortening the life cycles of products and the underlying processes, and raising technology costs. Technology transfer from academic and scientific institutions has thus transformed into a strategic variable for companies and nations to cope with these challenges in a global economy. This article introduces the rationale for the special issue on the role of technology transfer in a global economy. The paper summarizes the main topics and themes covered by a selection of papers and keynotes presented at the annual conference of the Technology Transfer Society in 2011, as well as providing some pointers towards a future research agenda. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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Volume (Year): 39 (2014)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 301-312

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:39:y:2014:i:3:p:301-312
DOI: 10.1007/s10961-012-9283-6
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