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Technology Transfer Issues and a New Technology Transfer Model

Journal of Technology Studies Volume 35, Number 1, ISSN 1071-6084


The following are major issues that should be considered for efficient and effective technology transfer: conceptions of technology, technological activity and transfer, communication channels, factors affecting transfer, and models of transfer. In particular, a well-developed model of technology transfer could be used as a framework for facilitating a technology transfer process. There are many popular models of technology transfer; examples include the appropriability model, the dissemination model, the knowledge utilization model, the contextual collaboration model, the material transfer model, the design transfer model, and the capacity transfer model. These models were developed and used to make technology transfer successful. A successful transfer of technology, however, might not be guaranteed simply by using a particular model. In addition, the previously mentioned models of technology transfer tend to be fragmented rather than integrated. This implies that a new model of technology transfer should be developed that includes novel and macro viewpoints. Accordingly, this article will propose a new integrated model of technology transfer that reflects recipients' perspectives by considering the key components for enhancing technology transfer. In order to achieve this purpose, this paper first focused on understanding implications that are necessary to identifying the main components for effective technology transfer by reviewing and analyzing the main issues related to technology transfer. (Contains 1 figure.)


Choi, H.J. (2009). Technology Transfer Issues and a New Technology Transfer Model. Journal of Technology Studies, 35(1), 49-57. Retrieved May 27, 2019 from .

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