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Title: An exploratory study of innovation intermediaries in technology transfer contexts
Author: Galbraith, Brendan
ISNI:       0000 0004 5361 6562
Awarding Body: University of Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2014
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The thesis critically appraises the author's published works, whilst also attempting to demonstrate originality, rigor, significance, and coherence throughout. The papers enclosed are both core and supporting and represent a critical evaluation of the author's work over the past nine years. In that time 10 pieces of work have been published in high quality journals, or disseminated at peer reviewed academic and practitioner conferences. Outlined below are the thesis aim and objectives, followed by the research context and key contributions of the author's research. Research Aim and Objectives The overarching aim of this thesis is to summarise the author's contribution to knowledge in the area of technology transfer through published works, specifically focusing on an exploratory study of innovation intermediaries in technology transfer contexts. The key objectives of the published works as appraised throughout the thesis can be summarised as follows: To critically examine the wide range of barriers that impede SMEs participation in regional and national R&D and innovation funding programmes aimed at promoting technology transfer and innovation. To critically investigate the applicability of technology to facilitate user innovation methods such as the lead user concept and its potential for wider deployment to support technology transfer. To conduct a tailored literature review to critically analyse the potential to integrate entrepreneurial networks and a business process approach, to add value to technology transfer processes within a university incubator setting and outline a research agenda.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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