Title

The vertical transfer of technological know-how in the Navy research and development community

SMC Author

Gregory B. Merrill

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Accounting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication / Conference / Sponsorship

Journal of High Technology Management Research

Description/Abstract

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.

Scholarly

yes

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1016/1047-8310(91)90012-D

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

33

Disciplines

Accounting

Original Citation

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.

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