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International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
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International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (5 papers in press)
ROLE OF INNOVATION IN COMMERCIALIZATION OF BIOENERGY RESEARCH by Mustafa Özilgen Abstract: Role of innovation in commercialization of bioenergy research is reviewed by referring to bioenergy management within the body and the biofuel industry. Studies regarding the living beings follows a similar path as those of the medical drugs. The most striking biofuel research aims producing a renewable and sustainable product from the pollutants. Research universities and entrepreneurs are the major players of these activities. Less than 10% of the startups are successfully commercialized and the others fail usually when the entrepreneur runs out of cash and leaves. Therefore, intervention of the governments to the process with strong commitment is needed. Keywords: Bioenergy research; innovation; commercialization of a product; startup companies.
Ramifications of the second law of thermodynamics on innovation and sustainable future by Yunus Cengel Abstract: The second law of thermodynamics deals with the non-conserved quantities of entropy and exergy, and is associated with non-conserved entities like quality. The 2nd-law efficiency defines perfection. A process with a 2nd-law efficiency of 100% is thermodynamically perfect. As such, it involves no entropy generation, no exergy destruction and thus no waste of resources. Therefore, the 2nd law of thermodynamics is closely related to the concepts of sustainability, green practices, effectiveness, efficiency and performance. In this paper, energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainability are examined from the 2nd-law point of view. Then the 2nd-law concepts are applied to technology development and innovation activities to assess their efficiency and effectiveness and thus the best utilization of resources. Keywords: 2nd law of thermodynamics; efficiency; effectiveness; innovation; sustainability; green thermodynamics; entropy generation; exergy destruction; research and development; climate change; energy efficiency; performance evaluation.
ACCELERATING INNOVATION IN A CHANGING WORLD by Kamiel Gabriel Abstract: Innovation-driven economies have the foundation and impetus to create new jobs and new value-added products and services. Research and Innovation are at the core of the knowledge economy which characterizes the 21st century. Knowledge-based economies derive value from the application of knowledge to advance knowledge and create prosperity. Innovation arises from the new, typically societal or science and engineering based; and the incremental, research-based and process and industry-based. Innovation and commercialization are fluid and dynamic processes. They are constantly and rapidly drawing additional resources from more and varied communities of practice indicating that the transition from industrial to knowledge economy is well underway. Initiating, activating, and strengthening these systems in a jurisdiction is foundational to the development of an innovation-driven economy and should be central to the jurisdictions Science & Technology strategy. This paper succinctly summarizes the essential elements that contributes to a successful innovation eco-system in a rapidly changing world. Keywords: Innovation; global context; knowledge transfer; innovation ecosystem elements; clusters.
Developing the Business Model of Research and Technology Department of National Iranian Gas Company by Reza Bandarian Abstract: The uniqe role of technology in competitiveness of gas industry, make esstential attention to the research and technology (R&T) in order to building technological & innovative capabilities in this industry.
Regarding to the mission of R&T Department of National Iranain Gas Company (NIGC) which is responsible for technological and innovative support of NIGC, in this study first, it is serveyed how much the business model of this depertment is compliance with its mission and then based on acquired result the implication have been offerd for improving and evolveing of its business model.
For this purpose first, comprehensive business model of corporate research and technology department were developed by configuration methodoligy and based on extractions from literature and its implementation mechanisms were explain.
In the next step, the current business model of R&T depertement of NIGC with using qualitative data and by reviewing organizational documents, excuting 10 semi-structured interviews with directors and expert employees of R&T depertement and data analysis by theme analysis was developed.
Finally, The current business model of R&T depertement of NIGC is compared with the model derived from the literature and existing shortcomings in the business model identifed and necessary recommendations to improve the performance of this department has been proposed. Keywords: R&T business model; technological innovation; technological competency; acquisition; leveraging; protection.
Influence of atmospheric cues on the consumers behavior: Moderating effects of the aesthetic centrality of the store and the purpose of the visit. by Anissa Zarrouk, Chourouk Ouerghemmi Abstract: In this research, we have focused on the study of the influence of the olfactory, auditory and visual factors on the approach or avoidance behaviour of the shoppers. To reach our goal, we have collected data using an online questionnaire on 152 people visiting cosmetics stores. The results have shown that the environmental factors like smell, music, or lighting can affect the emotional responses in different ways: odors can influence pleasure, music influences pleasure and arousal and lighting influences arousal. In addition, its important to point to the fact that only the arousal felt at the store influences the approach and avoidance behaviour. Our analysis indicates that the emotional responses play a mediating role between the auditory and visual factor and the customers approach or avoidance behaviour. Our research also considers the moderator effect of two variables: the aesthetic centrality of the store and the purpose of the visit. Keywords: Atmospheric stimuli; olfactory cues; auditory cues; visual cues; interaction;Stimulus-organism-response model; Emotions; pleasure; arousal; Approach or avoidance behaviour;Purpose of the visit;Centrality of the aesthetics of the store.