Title: Technology transfer: enablers and barriers - a review

Authors: Ajay Kaushik; Sanjay Kumar; Sunil Luthra; Abid Haleem

Addresses: Department of Computer Science Engineering, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Institute of Technology and Management, Murthal 131039, Haryana, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Polytechnic, Jhajjar 124103, Haryana, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi 110025, India

Abstract: Technology Transfer (TT) has been identified as an important approach to achieve competitive advantage over other organisations. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the existing literature by comprehensively reviewing and identifying enablers and barriers to implement TT. In this paper, background of TT and major contributions given by various researchers in the field of TT has been presented. The 'factors to enable TT implementation successfully (referred to as enablers)' and 'barriers to hinder this process of TT implementation' have been identified. Based upon extensive literature review, conceptual model has been put forward. Enablers and barriers to implement TT need to be addressed and examined critically. This review will surely help researchers and practitioners in better understanding towards implementation of TT in most effective way.

Keywords: barriers; enablers; technology transfer implementation; conceptual modelling; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2014.060152

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2014 Vol.14 No.2, pp.133 - 159

Received: 27 Apr 2013
Accepted: 25 Jul 2013

Published online: 27 Oct 2014 *

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