Title: Co-optimisation through increasing willingness, opportunity and capacity: a generalisable concept of appropriate technology transfer
Authors: Harn Wei Kua, Nicholas A. Ashford
Addresses: Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1 Amherst Street, E-40, Cambridge, MA, USA. ' Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1 Amherst Street, E-40, Cambridge, MA, USA
Abstract: We proposed a methodological framework within which technology transfer could be evaluated, designed and implemented. With two case studies, we showed how, when any of the factors of ||willingness||, ||opportunity|| and ||capacity|| on the parts of the transferor and transferee were overlooked or misjudged, success would be compromised. Finally, a scheme that focused on concurrently increasing these three factors was proposed as a checklist for selecting appropriate technology for transfer.
Keywords: appropriate technology; capacity; co-optimisation; opportunity; technology transfer; transferee; transferor; willingness.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2004 Vol.3 No.3, pp.324 - 334
Published online: 26 Aug 2004 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article