Title: Technology transfer: combining educational resources and industrial experience

Authors: Thomas R. Gulledge, Jennifer Sherwin

Addresses: George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 2E4, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA. ' George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 2E4, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a unique approach for training executives and professionals in e-business technologies. The approach, which de-obligates industrial offset credits, is used to provide knowledge transfer in countries that have industrial cooperation agreements with the USA. The approach forces public and private cooperation with private sector leadership; hence, the incentives are proper to ensure that appropriate value-added knowledge is transferred. The approach is demonstrated with an actual industrial cooperation project that was executed with the Boeing company in the Republic of China. The project was an overwhelming success, suggesting that this approach is useful for transferring knowledge to executives through international relationships.

Keywords: lifetime learning; industrial cooperation programmes; technology transfer; lifelong learning; e-business training; electronic business; knowledge transfer; Boeing; Taiwan; international relationships; industrial automation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2005.006660

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2005 Vol.2 No.4, pp.335 - 356

Published online: 01 Apr 2005 *

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