IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(4): 422-428 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.434

Management of Technology Transfer from Indian Publicly Funded R&D Institutions to Industry-Modeling of Factors Impacting Successful Technology Transfer

H. Purushotham, V. Sridhar, and Ch. Shyam Sunder
Abstract— The major objective of this research was identifying and modeling of factors impacting successful technology transfer from Indian publicly funded R&D institutions to industry. Through a content analysis 27 variables have been identified, which are likely to impact a successful technology transfer. A conceptual technology transfer (TT) model and the hypotheses in terms of the identified variables were formulated. Through a questionnaire survey we have obtained the perceptions of 734 respondents from the concerned stakeholders on the relevance and importance of 27 variables in achieving successful technology transfer. The survey data was analyzed using factor analysis and regression analysis. The results of the empirical studies not only confirmed the conceptual model consisted of five TT facilitating factors and one outcome factor of successful technology transfer but also identified 10 critical variables that the stakeholders need to manage to achieve successful technology transfer.

Index Terms— Technology transfer, conceptual model, publicly funded R&D institutions, critical success factors, India.

H. Purushotham is with Center for Knowledge Management of Nanoscience and Technology, ARCI- Hyderabad, India (email:h.purushotham@gmail.com).
V. Sridhar is with IBS, Hyderabad, India. Ch. Shaym Sunder was with Dept of Commerce and Business Management, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

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Cite: H. Purushotham, V. Sridhar, and Ch. Shyam Sunder, " Management of Technology Transfer from Indian Publicly Funded R&D Institutions to Industry-Modeling of Factors Impacting Successful Technology Transfer," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 422-428, 2013.

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