Definitions and Classifications – 4

We continue our discussion on different type of categories today.  

Technology transfer can be divided into the following categories:

·         International technology transfer, in which the transfer is across national boundaries. An example of this type is the technology transfer from industrialized

·         Regional technology transfer, in which technology is transferred from one region of the country to another, for example, from Florida to Alaska or Bangalore to Chennai.

·         Cross-industry or cross-sector technology transfer, in which technology is transferred  from one industrial sector to another. An example is the transfer of technology from the space program to commercial applications.

·         Interfirm technology transfer, in which technology us transferred from one firm to another. An example is the transfer of computer-aided design (cad) expertise and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) machines from a machine tool manufacturing firm to a furniture-producing firm.

·         Intrafirm technology transfer, in which technology is transferred within a firm from one location to another. An example is the transfer of technology from a company’s Bangalore division to its Hyderabad location. Intrafirm transfers can also be made from one department to another within the same facility. For instance, if one department uses sophisticated computer technology and another relies on manual work-an imbalance the system by providing full use of computer technology throughout the firm.

 

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