Title: Towards incubator facilitation of technology transfer
Authors: Lise Aaboen, Peter Lindelof, Hans Lofsten
Addresses: Division of Operations Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE 412 96 Goteborg, Sweden. ' Baltic Business School, University of Kalmar, SE 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden. ' Division of Operations Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE 412 96 Goteborg, Sweden
Abstract: This paper explores incubator facilitation of technology transfer for their New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs). Empirical evidence gathered from six interviews with incubator managers, together with a survey of 131 NTBFs in incubators in Sweden, in 2005, and the findings made in a survey of 273 NTBFs situated inside-and-outside Science Parks in 1999, are used for the exploration. It is suggested that incubators do facilitate technology transfer for their NTBFs. It is further suggested that the development towards increased ability to facilitate technology transfer will continue as a results of the efforts made on the incubator and systemic level.
Keywords: business incubators; new technology-based firms; NTBFs; technology transfer; newness liabilities; Sweden.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.331 - 335
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