Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1989 Vol.4, No.1



Title: Inter-organizational communication and technology transfer: industry-government-university linkages


Author: Rolf T. Wigand, Gary L. Frankwick


Professor of Public Administration and Communication; Director, Program in Information Management, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0603, USA.
Department of Marketing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA


Abstract: Network analysis has been employed by the authors to examine research and development (R&D) technology transfer relationships among industry, government and a university in the field of micro-electronics. The results identified various roles and positions in the network which are important to the transfer of information. The research presented provides an insight that may decrease the time to bring innovations to end-user markets, and shows what other kinds of assistance government and the university can provide to industry in developing new technology.


Keywords: technology transfer; R&D; network analysis; microelectronics; innovation; industry-government-university linkages; research and development; government collaboration; industry collaboration; university collaboration; new technology; technology management.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1989.026019


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1989 Vol.4, No.1, pp.63 - 76


Available online: 26 May 2009



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