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Technology transfer in Ireland

Cunningham, James and Harney, Brian. Strategic Management of Technology Transfer: the New Challenge on Campus. (June 2006) Oak Tree Press. Pages: 274.

This report looks into Ireland’s progression from chronic dependency to technological leadership. The book stresses that Ireland’s traditional basis of competitive advantage has come under increasing threat from low-cost economies. In order to sustain its success, Ireland must turn to the creation and exploitation of knowledge as the major development path of the future.

The book is designed to highlight the issues that are involved in strategically managing technology transfer exploring the structures, activities and mechanisms for technology transfer, while also reviewing conditioning factors that shape the parameters of technology transfer initiatives.