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International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation


Special Issue on: “Research Methods in Technology Transfer and Value Assessment”

Guest Editor: Dr. Robert Jameson, Virtual Management Institute, USA

In most developed and developing countries, it is the continuing responsibility of government to ensure the full use of results of a country’s national investment in research and development. To this end such governments are called upon, where appropriate, to transfer federally or nationally owned or originated technology to the private sector. Technology transfer is thus a responsibility of each research entity and professional.

At all levels, stakeholders are tasked with ensuring that efforts to transfer technology are considered positively in research mission descriptions, management policies, and evaluation of performance. Additionally, researchers are often tasked to assess which original products, processes, and services having potential application to commercial development. While the complexities, and corresponding benefits, of technology have increased over time, relatively little has been done in the development of focused methodologies that address emerging issues in knowledge and technology transfer, diffusion of innovation, and technology commercialisation.

Subject Coverage
Papers are invited from, but not limited to, the general topic of research methods that have been used, or can be applied in, technology transfer and commercialisation as well as value/intellectual property assessment. Ideally, such activity could assist inventors, innovators, managers, and policymakers in:
  • Using patent systems to promote the utilisation of inventions arising from federally supported research or development
  • Encouraging maximum participation of small business firms in federally supported research and development efforts
  • Promoting collaboration between commercial concerns and nonprofit organisations, including universities
  • Ensuring that inventions made by nonprofit organisations and small business firms are used in a manner to promote free competition and enterprise without unduly encumbering future research and discovery
  • Promoting the commercialisation and public availability of inventions
  • Protecting the public against nonuse or unreasonable use of inventions
  • Minimising the costs of administering policies in this area

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts submission: 31 May, 2007

Notification of Acceptance: 31 August, 2007

Final Submission: 15 October, 2007