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Barriers to International Technology Transfer : NATO Asi Series. Partnership Sub-Series 4, Science and Technology Policy, Vol 11 - John Kirkland

Barriers to International Technology Transfer

NATO Asi Series. Partnership Sub-Series 4, Science and Technology Policy, Vol 11

By: John Kirkland (Editor)

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The importance of technology transfer to innovation and wealth creation is now recog­ nised by most governments. As the policy debate has intensified, however, it has become clear that the problem of encouraging successful transfer is complex, and requires an interdisciplinary approach. The collection of papers in this volume is deliberately diverse. It offers perspectives from economics, sociology, science, engineering and public administration, and also from outside academic life, from those involved at the 'sharp end' of technology licensing and administering government research programmes. Contributions are also drawn from a rangeofnational backgrounds-the authors are drawn from ten countries, from through­ out Europe and North America. The main focus for the papers was a NATOAdvanced Study Workshop, which took place at the National Institute ofEconomic and Social Research, London, in September 1995. Unfortunately time and space has prevented all of the contributions appearing here, but all those who attended played an important role in making the event such a success. Thanks are also due to Dr Alain Jubier and his colleagues at NATO, without whose support and advice the seminarcould not have take place, to my fellow organising committee members Dr Katalin Balazs, Dr Linda Parker and Professor Steve Woolgar, and to Monica Miglior who, in addition to assisting in the conference organisation, pro­ vided detailed notes on sessions which helped greatly in later analysis.

Preface
Introduction
A comparative analysis of civilian technology strategies in France, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United Statesp. 1
Promoting technology transfer in the US university: when it works, when it doesn'tp. 25
Patents and technology transfer in public sector research: the tension between policy and practicep. 43
Dealing with big bureaucracies: problems for the small technology producerp. 65
Manufacturing technology transfer between west and east Europep. 77
Some issues of techno-economic developments in Turkeyp. 91
Diffusion of new tecnologies through appropriate education and trainingp. 99
Economic constraints on technology transfer to the transitional economies: the example of the agricultural and food sectorsp. 109
Professional and technical structures as a barrier to technology transferp. 133
Barriers to technology transfer in central and eastern Europep. 149
Obstacles faced by small firms in the technology transfer process in Romaniap. 157
Technology transfer in Ukraine: slow changes on a background of fast economic declinep. 171
Changing factors of technology transfer in the Czech republicp. 185
Academic entrepreneurship in high-technology firms in Bulgariap. 197
Conclusions: Adoption and adaptation of technology transfer mechanisms between nationsp. 209
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ISBN: 9780792343608
ISBN-10: 0792343603
Series: NATO Asi Series. Partnership Sub-Series 4, Science and Technology Policy, Vol 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 30th November 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54