Industry-academia linkages in a high tech research field

Sercan Ozcan, Nazrul Islam

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Currently academic researches' focus started changing towards protecting IP rights and to transferring them into industrial actors. Accordingly, it is argued that academic's basic research focus started shifting towards applied research as it is essential for the radical inventions to be introduced in a competitive market. This research seeks to understand industry-academia linkages in a high tech field such as nano-crystals. In regards to supporting the technology transfer process within or cross country, this study illustrates the technology development trends and actors' engagement; nano-crystals technology and their interconnections; and maps the organisational (industry-academia) linkages that enhance the commercialisation of radical inventions. The results show that the industry-academia linkages that appeared as decentralized structure are more stable compared to other linkage types. Korean and Japanese organisations present such stable linkages. The linkages are even stronger when they appear as a mono-linkage type. Chinese organisations show a great illustration of such an effective mono-linkage of co-inventorships in high tech research field. The organisations in the US maintain international linkages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of the technology age
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu
Place of PublicationPortland, OR
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843311
ISBN (Print)9781890843328
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Management of the Technology Age - Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, Portland, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20156 Aug 2015


Conference2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Abbreviated titlePICMET '15
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Patents
  • Couplings
  • Technological innovation
  • Industries
  • Companies
  • Analytical models


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