open access publication

Article, 2023

Technology transfer from national/federal labs and public research institutes: Managerial and policy implications

In: Research Policy, ISSN 1873-7625, 0048-7333, Volume 52, 1, Page 104646, 10.1016/j.respol.2022.104646

Contributors (4)

Siegel, Donald S (0000-0002-7668-9751) (Corresponding author) [1] Bogers, Marcel L A M (0000-0002-7942-3561) [2] [3] [4] Jennings, P Devereaux (0000-0002-8186-9853) [5] Xue, Lan [6]

Affiliations

  1. [1] Arizona State University
  2. [NORA names: United States; America, North; OECD]
  3. [2] Eindhoven University of Technology
  4. [NORA names: Netherlands; Europe, EU; OECD]
  5. [3] University of California, Berkeley
  6. [NORA names: United States; America, North; OECD]
  7. [4] University of Copenhagen
  8. [NORA names: KU University of Copenhagen; University; Denmark; Europe, EU; Nordic; OECD]
  9. [5] University of Alberta
  10. [NORA names: Canada; America, North; OECD]

Abstract

While technology transfer at universities has received considerable attention in the innovation and entrepreneurship literature, we know much less about technology transfer at national/federal labs and (non-university) public research institutes. In this article and the related special section, we aim to fill this void. We provide a rationale for our special section on technology transfer from national/federal labs and public research institutes, summarize the papers in the special section, highlight research questions, theories, data and methods, key findings and conclusions. We conclude by outlining a research agenda for multi-level research on agents, institutions, and regions to improve our understanding of the managerial and public policy implications of technology transfer from these institutions.

Keywords

Institute, Research Institute, University, agenda, agents, article, attention, conclusion, considerable attention, data, entrepreneurship literature, federal labs, findings, highlight research questions, implications, innovation, institutions, key findings, lab, literature, method, multi-level research, paper, policy implications, public policy implications, public research institutes, questions, rationale, region, research, research agenda, research questions, sections, special section, technology transfer, theory, transfer, understanding, voids

Funders

  • National Science Foundation