Title: Barriers to technology transfer: a total interpretative structural model approach

Authors: Javed Khan; Abid Haleem; Zafar Husain

Addresses: Cadplan Publishers and Distributors, Z-326/3, Okhla Main Road, Jamia Nagar, 110025 New Delhi, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India ' College of Business Administration, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi Campus, P.O. Box 112612, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: In the current global competitive environment, the economy and sustainability of a country particularly the developing nations depends to a great extent on the implementation of green and traditional technology transfer (GTTT). Thus there is a need to understand and educate key decision makers to enable them to implement technology transfer arrangements. In the present study, an attempt has been made to identify the barriers to GTTT based on available literature. A total interpretive structural modelling (TISM) approach has been used to develop a model to depict the dependence and driving power of identified barriers. An elaborate discussion on relationship among barriers to GTTT has been presented. The model presented in this study may help understand not only the barriers to technology transfer (TT) but also the relationship among them in terms of driving and dependence powers. Firms involved in TT will find this article useful in making and analysing technology transfer policy decisions.

Keywords: green technology transfer; technology transfer barriers; technology management; total interpretive structural modelling; TISM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2017.089075

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.31 No.6, pp.511 - 536

Received: 26 Jan 2016
Accepted: 26 Jul 2016

Published online: 02 Jan 2018 *

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