Strategic diversity in Japanese university technology licensing offices

Dai Senoo, Michi Fukushima, Shigemi Yoneyama, Toshiya Watanabe

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The "transfer of university technology" is not only a one-way transfer process of technological outputs matching a scientific discovery with a market need, but also the building of teams of university and business people working towards the common goal of technological knowledge creation. The result of a questionnaire survey of university TLOs in Japan (n = 40) reveals that 'individual-type TLOs' were fewer than expected, while 'organisational-type TLOs' were dominant. The members' employment status and previous occupations, and the time allocation for each TLO activity, differences among TLOs were noticeable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-78
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Management Studies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Organisational factors
  • TLO
  • Technology licensing offices
  • University technology transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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