Title

Challenges in technology transfer: an actor perspective in a quadruple helix environment

Source of Publication

Journal of Technology Transfer

Abstract

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. This article presents and tests a knowledge and technology transfer framework in a quadruple helix environment, from an actor perspective. The Canadian forest products industry provides a unique opportunity for data collection through case studies as it is an industry built on a triple bottom line, which is managed for sustainable progress. By confronting the new framework to 31 professionals, we highlight the role and challenges faced by each helix. Several factors such as culture, time horizon management and the adaption of theory to practice appear to be determinant to improve technology transfer. We see in our work an important contribution to the generalization of knowledge and technology transfer processes in a quadruple helix environment.

Document Type

Article

First Page

285

Last Page

301

Publication Date

4-1-2017

DOI

10.1007/s10961-016-9503-6

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