The vertical transfer of technological know-how in the Navy research and development community
School of Economics and Business Administration
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Journal of High Technology Management Research
This study examines a variety of organizational factors which affect the successful vertical transfer of technological know-how within the Navy defense R&D community. In particular, this study explores the “middle ground” of vertical transfer, that is, from the exploratory research stage of the innovation cycle to that of directed research and engineering for fielded systems. Analysis of data from 342 Navy research centers suggests that factors associated with both technology provider and technology user organizations influence the success of technology transfer; however, the data also suggests that the role of the technology linker may actually be counterproductive. Little evidence is provided, however, to suggest that these relationships are technology dependent.
Galbraith, C., Merrill, G. B., & Campbell, K. (1991). The vertical transfer of technological know-how in the Navy research and development community. Journal of High Technology Management Research, 2 (1), 15-33.
Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.; and Campbell, Ken. The vertical transfer of technological know-how in the Navy research and development community (1991). Journal of High Technology Management Research. 2 (1), 15-33. 10.1016/1047-8310(91)90012-D [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-economics-business-faculty-works/1074