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International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC)

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International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (9 papers in press)

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  • Macro Level Framework of Information Systems Success and Effectiveness: Measuring IS/IT Project success and Organisational Readiness   Order a copy of this article
    by Yasser Saleh 
    Abstract: The introduction of information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) in the business environment generated the need for a means of measuring the success and effectiveness of these information systems. Different approaches were adopted in an attempt to produce a practical and plausible method of measurement; however, a conclusive method of measurement is yet to be found. In addition, organisations complain of implementing expensive IT/IS projects that ends up in failure due to lack of suitable organisational environments. This paper introduces a conceptual framework of IS success and effectiveness measurement. It also set the ground for a model of organisational readiness in implementing an IS/IT project based on GQM model. The framework introduces IS/IT success and effectiveness measurement on three levels.
    Keywords: Information systems; information technology; IS/IT project; organisational Readiness.

  • A comprehensive overview of the ICT sector in Kosovo: Challenges & Recommendations   Order a copy of this article
    by Dillon Berjani, Flamur Breznica 
    Abstract: The ICT sector in Kosovo has experienced augmented growth over the past 10 years that has embedded the sector into political and academic agendas. This growth gave the sector the epithet of the designated motor for potential economic growth & innovation. However, although the sector seemingly experienced growth in the last few years, the magnitude of this growth has barely been researched. This has often led to impromptu measures attempting to assist the sector, be that on political, institutional or business level. This paper aims to examine the ICT sector in Kosovo and offer a comprehensive overview of the sector, followed by an overview of the challenges for the sector, accompanied by apt recommendations on how to address them. The study will make use of primary data collected through surveys and questionnaires and secondary data from key institutions who have studied the sector previously. The key objective is to offer recommendations to political actors, businesses and other key institutions on how to accelerate sustainable and organic sector growth. rn
    Keywords: ICT; Entrepreneurship; Kosovo; Emerging Economies; Outsourcing; Product Developmentrn.

  • Effectuation, Business Group Affiliation and R&D Adoption of New Ventures in Africa   Order a copy of this article
    by George Acheampong 
    Abstract: This study explores how new ventures in Africa use effectuation and business group affiliation as well as their interaction to survive the uncertain African business environment. We test our hypotheses with cross-country survey data from several African countries from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. The data is analyzed using OLS regression and the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition. The study finds that effectual entrepreneurial strategy improves R&D adoption through the utilization of firm means and adopting affordable loss as risk mitigation strategy. The study also provides support for claim that the contingency component of effectuation strategy has a negative effect on R&D adoption. However, this relationship is dampened when a new venture also adopts business group affiliation as a strategy in dealing with institutional voids.
    Keywords: Effectuation; R&D; Business Group Affiliation; Entrepreneurship; Small Business; Africa.

  • The Rise of the Posh-preneurs: A teaching intervention on social class and entrepreneurship.   Order a copy of this article
    by Robert Smith 
    Abstract: In introducing students to born-versus-made arguments relating to entrepreneurial proclivity it can be difficult to introduce the topic to students who have no particular interest in the topic. Teaching interventions using newspaper articles are a useful method of form of knowledge production and transfer to overcome the problem. This teaching intervention introduces students to a newspaper article written by British journalist Jessica Fellowes which posits the sociologically contentious notion of the Posh-Preneur which confronts, and challenges accepted, socially constructed and class-based theories of the entrepreneur as being exclusively from working-class or middle-class backgrounds. The article presented the micro-case stories of four Aristocratic Entrepreneurs James Middleton, Maria Balfour, Marcus Waley-Cohen and Alex Findley profiling their business portfolios. When used in classroom settings, it generates resistance amongst students who refuse to accept that aristocrats and the upperclasses are deserving of the title entrepreneur. This intervention encourages students to challenge accepted class-based constructs.
    Keywords: Class-based entrepreneurship theory; Aristocratic Entrepreneurs; Posh-preneurs; Social Class.

  • Technology Innovation in SMEs: An Examination of Innovation Culture and Organisational Learning as Contextual Determinants   Order a copy of this article
    by Mane Beglaryan, Vahe Odabashian, Agassy M 
    Abstract: The paper examines whether small innovative firms benefit from contextual determinants such as innovation culture and organisational learning, and possible synergistic relationship between these factors. A sample of 99 respondents was used from 48 SMEs representing six technology industries. The findings support propositions of the study that innovation culture and organisational learning at the individual knowledge-acquisition level are contextual determinants of technology innovation among SMEs. The hypothesis stating that innovation culture and organisational learning mutually influence each other and have synergistic effect in technology innovation, is not supported. The paper promotes the role of managers within SMEs to design and actualise proper mechanisms for cultivating innovative culture and focusing on individual knowledge acquisition by employees. Current work follows the innovation and knowledge management research string of the International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation further inferring the need for entrepreneurship education and better linkage between academia and private sector.
    Keywords: contextual determinant; innovative culture; knowledge acquisition; organisational culture; organisational learning; organisational innovation; product innovation; small and medium enterprises; technology innovation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2024.10054104
  • Investigating Innovation Capacity, the relationship with Absorptive Capacity and impact on Organizational Performance   Order a copy of this article
    by Stefano Maleski, Marcos Mazieri, Julio Carneiro Da Cunha 
    Abstract: Nowadays companies are being charged for adapting to constant market changes, which demands flexibility, market vision and innovation. For this reason, the need to develop Innovation Capacity in order to gain competitiveness is increasingly understood. The market has already awakened to this, but academic studies are still incipient. In this way, we prepared a bibliometric study with 362 articles, aiming to understand the origin of the theme, we defined, synthesized, and organized the theme. According to the research, we can highlight that the Absorptive Capacities are essential for the Innovation Capacity, and in order to be developed, it is necessary to invest in Research and Development (R&D). We propose three types of studies associated with Innovation Capacity: 1) Innovation Capacity and Absorption Capacity; 2) Innovation Capacity and performance; 3) Innovation Capacity and R&D. We propose a research agenda aimed to organize the future innovation capacity literature based on these three factors.
    Keywords: Innovation Capacity; Innovation; Absorptive Capacity; Research and Development; Competitiveness.

Special Issue on: ICBM-2019 Disruptions in Business - Embracing the Age of Digitalisation

    by Aynalem Shita, Nand Kumar, Seema Singh 
    Abstract: Poverty is the major problem of the developing world. Hence, development of the agriculture sector is considered as a pertinent strategy for insuring food security and alleviation of poverty since it is the major source of income for the larger share of the population of developing countries. This article evaluates the poverty reduction effect of agricultural technology in Ethiopia. To achieve its objective primary data has been collected from 400 farm households in Awi zone, Ethiopia. The results were estimated by using Propensity Score Matching technique. The estimated results revealed that adoption of fertilizer and improved seeds resulted in a positive and significant (at 1%) increment on households per adult consumption expenditure ranging from Birr 1700-1818 but reduces poverty by 18.8-20.0% based on different matching algorithms. Therefore, the government, financial institutions, and farmers cooperatives should be coordinated to enhance farmers adoption of agricultural technologies in order to reduce rural poverty.
    Keywords: Agricultural Technology; Impact; Poverty; Propensity Score Matching; Ethiopia.

Special Issue on: BAVT-2019 Commercial Applications of Technology

  • Potential factors influencing Sports Fan Team Identification   Order a copy of this article
    by Avtar Singh, Rahul Sharma 
    Abstract: The birth and growth of many different sports leagues in the past decade had been witnessed by people in India. The sports sector in the country is one of the emerging sector and is continuously experiencing a number of developments. The increasing sports leagues popularity and organizing different sports at regular intervals deliver abundant opportunities in business for corporates. The purpose of this study is to identify factors motivating people to associate themselves with any sports league/leagues. The present study is quantitative in nature and the results of this study bring several different factors that would help the marketers to strategize and become more audience-specific in their marketing activities.
    Keywords: Sports League; Factors; Fans; Identification; Sports Teams/Team.

Special Issue on: ICBMIS 2020 Challenges in Sustainable Business Innovation and Technology Management

  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Logistics: an exploratory study   Order a copy of this article
    by Ibrahim Alotaibi 
    Abstract: Despite the hype created by artificial intelligence is believed by many private and public institutions that it can change the standard way of performing. It remains as a phenomena of science fiction and still there are conversations regarding AI, what that meant to integrate this technology with the present scenarios. Over the years, AI has expanded its efficiency in industrial automation sectors. Companies are investing very huge in AI towards their industrial process automation with the support of machine learning and deep learning. Hence, this research is an attempt to understand artificial intelligence, the factors and elements that are involved, knowledge that is required for the implications. AI has reached a stage where it is ready for scaling and implementation will this adoption continue in the future throughout the world, the challenges, and reasons for this adoption.
    Keywords: technology; big data; deep learning; machine learning; robotics; industrial; artificial intelligence; AI; smart manufacturing; automation; logistics; internet of things; IOT; manufacturing; management.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2021.10048050