Title: Patent licensing for technology transfer: an integrated structural model for research

Authors: Xinping Shi

Addresses: Lecturer, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist College, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Patent licensing or technology licensing has been one of the leading means of international technology transfer for years. Although substantial studies on licensing issues have been conducted in a variety of facets, literature reviews reveal that there is a lack of research to examine the overall impact and the linkage of the issues on the subject. In this paper, the author develops and presents an integrated structural model to embrace most variables of patent licensing for technology transfer. The model consists of seven categorized specific characteristics to determine the effectiveness of patent licensing. The effective patent licensing, each specific characteristic and its variables are discussed in detail, and seven propositions are formed. The model implies that there are causal relationships existing between the variables and the effectiveness of licensing outcomes. Finally, the possible methodology for studying the model is discussed.

Keywords: technology transfer; patent licensing; technology licensing; integrated structural model; licensing effectiveness; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025667

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.7/8, pp.921 - 940

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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