Technology transfer model for Austrian higher education institutions

Joachim Heinzl, Ah Lian Kor, Graham Orange, Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann

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The aim of this paper is to present the findings of a PhD research (Heinzl 2007, Unpublished PhD Thesis) conducted on the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. Four of the models that emerge from this research are: Generic Technology Transfer Model (Sect. 5.1); Idiosyncrasies Model for the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (Sect. 5.2); Idiosyncrasies-Technology Transfer Effects Model (Sect. 5.3); Idiosyncrasies-Technology Transfer Cumulated Effects Model (Sect. 5.3). The primary and secondary research methods employed for this study are: literature survey, focus groups, participant observation, and interviews. The findings of the research contribute to a conceptual design of a technology transfer system which aims to enhance the higher education institutions' technology transfer performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-640
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Technology Transfer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Absorptive capacity
  • Cumulated effects
  • Idiosyncrasies
  • Innovation system
  • IPR
  • Mechanism
  • R&D
  • Technology transfer
  • Transfer system

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