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University research commercialization in emerging economies: A glimpse into the 'black box'

Chatterjee, D and Leisyte, L and Dasappa, S and Sankaran, B (2018) University research commercialization in emerging economies: A glimpse into the 'black box'. In: Science and Public Policy, 45 (3). pp. 361-372.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scx066


How do university project teams in emerging economies develop and transfer technologies to industry? While conditions typical to emerging economies are likely to influence the process of research commercialization, this issue is under-explored in literature. We address this gap through a comparative case analysis of two high impact commercialization projects at two Indian universities. Our study indicates that university project teams engage in three types of search behavior- science exploration, technological exploration, and supplier search that influence two types of novelty-technological and contextual. The social impact of these two types of novelty is mediated by the extent to which university-industry technology transfer methods are able to transmit tacit knowledge. Further, supplier search is influenced by the extent to which supplier's components are specific to the projects, while technology transfer methods are moderated by the extent to which university-industry partner knowledge domains were congruent. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Science and Public Policy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Oxford University Press.
Keywords: commercialization; comparative study; knowledge; research; technology transfer; university sector, India
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 11:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 11:27
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/75523

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