Technology Transfer across Organizational Boundaries: Absorptive Capacity and Desorptive Capacity Case Solution

Given the trend towards open innovation, technology transfer through interagency partnerships and licensing often has become a key element of the process of open innovation. Open innovation describes the technology transfer of entry inwards, leaving open innovation refers to the transfer of technology to the outside. Traditionally, technology transfer inwards received considerable attention as most practitioners and academics focus on the absorptive capacity of the receiver technology. In contrast, the role of the source of the technology has been relatively neglected. In this article the concept of desorption capacity, which refers to the ability of a company to identify opportunities for technology transfer and technology transfer to the receiver is discussed. The concept of market knowledge on the concept of capacity desorption deepens our understanding of the management challenges many companies setting? PART strategies for technology transfer in progress. Therefore, the desorbing capacity enriches our understanding of the dynamics of the transfer of technology to the outside. It offers new perspectives on the success or failure of technology operations between organizations.
by
Ulrich Lichtenthaler,
Eckhard Lichtenthaler
Source: California Management Review
18 pages.
Release Date: November 1, 2010. Prod #: CMR474-PDF-ENG
technology transfer across organizational boundaries: the absorption and desorption capacity Case Solution

Technology Transfer across Organizational Boundaries: Absorptive Capacity and Desorptive Capacity Case Solution
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