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Geoghegan, W,O'Kane, C,Fitzgerald, C
2015
January
International Journal of Technology management
Technology transfer offices as a nexus within the triple helix: the progression of the university's role
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university commercialisation technology transfer offices triple helix university industry technology transfer BAYH-DOLE ACT RESEARCH-AND-DEVELOPMENT ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY IMPLICATIONS INDUSTRY LINKAGES PUBLIC RESEARCH LIFE SCIENCES UNITED-STATES
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The prospect of increased revenue and spillovers has influenced the mission of the university to reflect an increasingly commercial orientation. This paper focuses on university commercialisation in three countries (Ireland, New Zealand and the USA), through 58 semi-structured interviews with technology transfer officers and a quantitative assessment of university patenting trajectories. Using interviews with technology transfer office executives and university patent applications as proxies for commercial orientation, the study uncovers explanations to the heterogeneous commercial orientation apparent in all three regions. Findings indicate that path dependency; university leadership; technology transfer office scale and connectivity are critical determinants of commercial orientation. The paper concludes by surmising how path dependency might strongly dictate the other determinants and outlines some implications for literature and policy development.
10.1504/IJTM.2015.069660
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