• ISSN: 2010-0248
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jin Wang
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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IJIMT 2020 Vol.11(5): 150-154 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2020.11.5.894

The Role and Significance of Academic Institutions for Managing Technology Development and Diffusion at the Rural Level

Jayshree Patnaik and Bhaskar Bhowmick
Abstract— The ability to design, develop and disseminate technologies has become a critical organizational acumen as firms, institutions strive to manage with a rapidly changing global scenario. However, the context and the imperative of designing and developing technologies vary when it comes to managing at the rural level. Many organizations have realized the importance of developing affordable technologies to meet changing demands at the rural level. Given the nature of academia, there is scarce research and discussion on the technology management practices for the rural economy. This study employs the Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation Theory to study the technology development-dissemination from an academic institution perspective using a case-based method. The study is based on the primary mode of data. The findings of the study provide an insight into the exigent need of reorganizing technology management and practices for addressing the demands and needs of the rural economy.

Index Terms— Design, development, diffusion, innovation, technology management.

Jayshree Patnaik and Bhaskar Bhowmick are with Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (e-mail: Jayshree_patnaik@iitkgp.ac.in, bhaskar@see.iitkgp.ernet.in).

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Cite: Jayshree Patnaik and Bhaskar Bhowmick, " The Role and Significance of Academic Institutions for Managing Technology Development and Diffusion at the Rural Level," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 150-154, 2020.

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