Title

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

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-3758-9387

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Technology Transfer

Publication Date

4-1-2017

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.

ISSN

0892-9912

Publisher

Springer New York LLC

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

285

Last Page

301

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Challenges, Forest products industry, Knowledge and technology transfer, Quadruple helix, Triple helix

Scopus ID

84988349839

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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