About the book
Transfer of technology (TOT) is the process by which commercial technology is disseminated. This takes the form of a technology transfer transaction, which may or may be not covered by a legally binding contract, but which involves the communication of relevant knowledge by the transferor to the recipient. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art of transfer of technology in all fields of knowledge, featuring an easy-to-follow format that focuses on discrete chapters. Researches and opinions on the economic, management and policy implications of technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation will be considered. The book is especially interested on topics that focus on the relationship between the external environment and organizations and their innovation process. The book will cover empirical analyses, theoretical models and case studies. In addition, the external environment that affects these issues, including public policy developments, regulatory and legal issues and global trends will be covered. The book is addressed to government officials, corporate executives, representatives of non-governmental organizations, officials of international agencies and researchers.