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Transfer Of Technology – Mechanism Of Modern University With Community Connection


  • Mihaela DIACONU

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)

  • Amalia DUTU

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania)


This study presents, starting from the third mission of the university, a modern mechanism – technology transfer, by which the university can effectively contribute to local and regional socio-economic development and may provide additional sources of income for the research and development work in terms of substantially reducing the financial support by the state. The study emphasizes the role of the office of technology transfer as a means of connection of the university with the business environment able to arrange joint efforts of both sides in economic development. The method used was that of thematic analysis of the content of data published on the websites of the best performing TTO`s on technology transfer and the literature referring to the third mission of the university. The study develops a methodology with the procedural approach and the steps that should followed so that the university could become more competitive with the help of TTO. The conclusion is that, in the current conditions of higher education market, the entrepreneurial spirit of the university valued through TTO brings important benefits to society.

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  • Mihaela DIACONU & Amalia DUTU, 2014. "Transfer Of Technology – Mechanism Of Modern University With Community Connection," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 13(2), pages 22-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2014:i:2:p:22-30

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    1. van Burg, E. & Gilsing, V.A. & Reymen, I.M.M.J. & Romme, A.G.L., 2008. "Creating university spin-offs : A science-based design perspective," Other publications TiSEM ed13609d-fde4-43dc-ba8a-d, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    technology; technology transfer; office of technology transfer; the third mission of the university; the entrepreneurial approach in the university.;

    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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