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


Special Issue on: “Technology Transfer from Public to Private Sector”

Guest Editors:
Professor Rajesh Srivastava, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
Professor Richard Franza, Kennesaw State University, USA

In recent decades, research and development of technology in the public sector has led to several new and innovative technology applications in the private sector. The transfer of technology from the space programme and military research and development into the private sector has yielded many technological innovations in industries such as healthcare, transportation, safety, and athletic equipment. This technology transfer has also fostered job growth and the creation and growth of companies.

However, how this transfer occurs is not always well understood or documented. Technological innovations that might have promising applications in the private sector often fail to get transferred. There could be several reasons for this failure. Often, knowledge about the technology is not disseminated well, so there is a lack of awareness regarding the technology. In other instances, the failure occurs at the incubation stage, because of lack of support. Yet again, in some instances, there are no effective channels for the technology transfer.

The goal of this special issue is to focus on the transfer of technology from the public sector (e.g., government) to the private sector. The existence of effective channels and models of technology transfer in this environment would greatly accelerate the application of several leading edge technologies.

Subject Coverage
We seek contributions which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Models for public to private sector technology transfer
  • Best practices for public to private sector technology transfer
  • Licensing issues
  • Incubation issues and startup formation
  • Partnership between government and private sector
  • Marketing of public sector technology
  • Cooperative research and development
  • Dual-use technology
  • Legislation and technology transfer
  • Support for small business and entrepreneurial ventures
  • Case studies in government to private sector technology transfer
  • Patents and royalties
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Limits on transfer of specific technologies
  • Benefits to the government from technology transfer

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 March, 2007

Communication of peer review to authors: 31 May, 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 July, 2007

Final manuscript submission to publisher: 31 August, 2007