Nurturing communities of practice for effective university-to-industry technology transfer: two exemplar cases from the Cauca Region of Columbia

Nicholas Theodorakopoulos, Deycy J. Sánchez Preciado, David Bennett

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Abstract

This paper’s primary aim is to demonstrate how university-industry technology transfer can be achieved effectively by nurturing and bridging communities of practice amongst recipients of technology and stakeholders concerned with technology diffusion, productivity and economic development. Its empirical evidence is from an intervention initiative targeting two small-scale industries, namely fish farming and coffee production, in the Cauca region of Colombia. Results show how barriers to transfer have been overcome and the intervention’s design elements and outcomes are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Annual EurOMA Conference
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging operations in service economies, 6-9 June 2010, Porto, Portugal : proceedings
EditorsY. Hosni
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event17th international annual EurOMA Conference - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jun 20109 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference17th international annual EurOMA Conference
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 2010
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period6/06/109/06/10
OtherManaging Operations in Service Economies

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Keywords

  • university-to-industry technology transfer
  • community of practice
  • small scale production
  • knowledge diffusion

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    The productivity dilemma in project-based firms: why do organizations tie their own hands and what can managers do to untie them?

    Geraldi, J. & Bennett, D., 2010, 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference: managing operations in service economies, 6-9 June 2010, Porto, Portugal : proceedings. Hosni, Y. (ed.).

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    Theodorakopoulos, N., Sánchez Preciado, D. J., & Bennett, D. (2010). Nurturing communities of practice for effective university-to-industry technology transfer: two exemplar cases from the Cauca Region of Columbia. In Y. Hosni (Ed.), 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference: managing operations in service economies, 6-9 June 2010, Porto, Portugal : proceedings