Knowledge transfer and technology commercialization - comparative study

Grzegorczyk, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6817-8874 and Trzmielak, D., 2015. Knowledge transfer and technology commercialization - comparative study. In: D. Gibson and J. Slovák, eds., Building sustainable R&D centers in emerging technology regions. Brno: Masaryk University Press, pp. 61-74. ISBN 9788021078543

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The paper presents results of the research conducted in a form of in-depth interviews and an online survey mirroring a series of target groups: scientists and entrepreneurs in Poland, two developing EU countries (the Czech Republic and Hungary), two developed EU countries (Norway, France), USA and Canada. The aim was to gather insights concerning a model of cooperation between science and business in the process of knowledge transfer in Poland. The work involved a comparative analysis with systems identified in: developed European countries; European countries similar to the Polish stage of development of knowledge transfer; the USA and Canada. The results shows that Polish respondents underestimate the relational factors like: active entrepreneurs in initiating cooperation, responsiveness, openness, trust, and good communication skills. Good relationships between scientists and businesses should be built based on two main characteristics: activity of entrepreneurs and scientists openness for business needs. Both academics and entrepreneurs rank the existence of mutual understanding of each others' needs and commitment as essential.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Grzegorczyk, M. and Trzmielak, D.
Publisher: Masaryk University Press
Place of Publication: Brno
Date: 2015
ISBN: 9788021078543
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 Jan 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 10:55

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