Title: A mixed-strategy model and case example of federal technology transfer in the USA

Authors: Raymond Radosevich

Addresses: Professor of Management, R.O. Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a model of technology transfer from federal laboratories to recipients which consist of a combination of a local start-up firm with an established large industrial partner. This strategy of mixing two of the more common recipients into a strategic alliance provides the advantages of both types. A case example using the mixed strategy is presented, and conclusions are inferred from this experiment. Of particular interest are the long technology-development cycle time, the configuration of the start-up company and of the support infrastructure for the start-up, and the characteristics of the technology source and the transfer process.

Keywords: technology transfer; technology commercialisation; USA; United States; federal laboratories; technology policy; SCB Technologies, Inc; technology management; start-ups; strategic alliances; technology development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1993.025799

International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.596 - 610

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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