Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

12-1985

Abstract

The flow of technological information, in particular the type of sources and transfer channels for technological information has been a focus of research interest since the very first studies concerning management of research and development. However, the results of these empirical studies, although encouraging and useful to managers, leave several questions unanswered, and even worse, contain some contradictions. In this paper we will try to explain some of these contradictions using the technology characteristics as a contingency factor. The model, which we will present has been tested in a twofold way: questionnaires were used to provide insight into the importance of some sources, while interviews on the basis of standardized problems led us to a better insight into sources and channels.

Keywords

Flow of technology, research and development management, information flow, management of innovation

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Research Policy

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

315

Last Page

328

ISSN

0048-7333

Identifier

10.1016/0048-7333(85)90002-2

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0048-7333(85)90002-2

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