Image-013Edited by Shiri M Breznitz, Henry Etzkowitz
Publisher: Routledge, 2015

This book, which includes articles by leading practitioners and researchers from the THA community, analyses the crucial role of Universities in the generation of knowledge and innovation by means of critical cases as well as country reports. Universities have become essential players in the generation of knowledge and innovation. Through the commercialization of technology, they have developed the ability to influence regional economic growth. By examining different commercialization models this book analyses technology transfer at universities as part of a national and regional system. It provides insight as to why certain models work better than others, and reaffirms that technology transfer programs must be linked to their regional and commercial environments.

Term of Contents

Part I. Introduction

1. The Evolution of Technology Transfer, Henry Etzkowitz
2. The Globalization of Academic Innovation, Shiri M Breznitz

Part II. USA

3. The American Experience in University Technology Transfer, Maryann Feldman and Paige Clayton
4. Technology transfer Paradox of Success, Henry Etzkowitz
5. De-Reifying Technology Transfer Metrics: To Address the Stages and Phases of TTO Development, Henry Etzkowitz and Devrim

6. The Commercialization of New Drugs and Vaccines Discovered in Public Sector Research, Ashley J Stevens, Jonathan J Jensen, Katrine

Wyller, Patrick C Kilgore, Eric London, Sabarni K Chatterjee, and Mark L Rohrbaugh

Part III. Developed Countries

7. The Island of Bliss? University technology Commercialization Practices in the Swiss Innovation System, Christiane Gebhardt
8. UK University Models of Technology Transfer in a Global Economy, Helen Lawton Smith and John Glasson
9. An Analysis of the Development of the Irish Technology Transfer System, Ciara Fitzgerald, and Rory P O’ Shea
10. Commercialization and Tech Transfer Policies and Intellectual Property Regimes in Canada, Nicola Hepburn and David A Wolfe

Part IV. Developing Countries

  1. University Technology Transfer: The Case of Spain, Adela García-Aracil, Elena Castro-Martínez,Joaquín M Azagra-Caro, Pablo D’Este and, Ignacio Fernández de Lucio
  2. University Technology Commercialization: The Case of Thailand, Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat
  3. University Technology Transfer: The Globalization of Academic Innovation in Russia, Tatiana Pospelova
  4. The Role of Institutional Characteristics in Knowledge Transfer: A Comparative Analysis of Two Italian Universities, Federica Rossi,

    Claudio Fassio, and Aldo Geuna

  5. The Innovation Law, The Creation of Technology Transfer Offices, and their Impact on the Brazilian Innovation Landscape, Ana Lúcia

    Vitale Torkomian, Marli Elizabeth Ritter dos Santos, Thiago José Cysneiros Cavalcanti Soares

  6. China’s University Technology Transfer System: Political Mobilization of Academy for Economic Growth, Chunyan Zhou
  7. University system in Vietnam: some technology transfer practice, Tran Ngoc Ca

PartV. WhataboutUniversityTechnologyTransfer?

  1. In University Technology Transfer One Size Does Not Fit Them All: Comparing the Biological Sciences and Information Technology,

    Martin Kenney and Donald Patton

  2. International comparison of technology transfer data: the devil is in the details, Frank J M Zwetsloot, Lodewijk L. Gelauff and Robert J W


  3. University Technology Transfer in Brazil: A Comprehensive Picture, Guilherme Ary Plonski
  4. The Ethos of University Technology Transfer: Aligning Transactional and Humanistic Values in a Bayh-Dole Regime, Henry Etzkowitz
  5. Technology Transfer in US Universities and Research Institutions, Lita Nelsen

Part VI. Conclusion

23. Making Sense of University Technology Commercialization: Diversity and Adaptation, Shiri M Breznitz and Henry Etzkowitz

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