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Governance typology of universities’ technology transfer processes

Anja Schoen (), Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie and Joachim Henkel ()

The Journal of Technology Transfer, 2014, vol. 39, issue 3, 435-453

Abstract: Despite the growing interest in university-to-industry technology transfer, there are very few studies on the governance of universities’ technology transfer offices (TTOs). The few existing ones tend to focus on US universities and generally tackle one dimension of the governance. The present paper aims at contributing to this literature in two ways. First, it takes into account the diversity of organizational models with a theoretical perspective: the paper presents a discussion on which combinations of four structural dimensions should yield viable configurations. Four main types of TTOs are identified: (1) classical TTO; (2) autonomous TTO; (3) discipline-integrated Technology Transfer Alliance; and (4) discipline-specialized Technology Transfer Alliance. Second, the paper relies on 16 case studies of universities located in six European countries in order to address the pros and cons of the four types of TTOs. The results provide both a conceptual understanding and an empirical overview of how universities organize their technology transfer and intellectual property management. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Technology transfer offices; Organizational structure; Governance; Academic patents; L30; O31; O32; O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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