Call for Papers: Innovative Mechanisms for the Exchange of New Knowledge
Innovative Mechanisms for the Exchange of New Knowledge
At least two decades of research show that new knowledge is a critical component of economic and social development. Recent comprehensive reviews of the technology transfer literature conceptualize university technology transfer in terms of a patent-centric linear model—formal technology transfer—including technology disclosure, patent filing, and licensing. This paradigm not only overlooks a diversity of practices by technology transfer offices, it also neglects other innovative practices or conceptualizations relating to the creation and exchange of new knowledge.
To address the aforementioned gaps, the 2016 T2S Annual meeting will focus on alternative practices, policies, and conceptualizations of knowledge exchange that go beyond formal university technology transfer. We are especially interested in empirical works that utilize frameworks and methodologies from a variety of disciplines and that utilize a variety of perspectives.
In addition to the primary conference theme, we also welcome contributions relating to the following areas:
Research Centers, Groups and Team Dynamics
University R&D Collaborations
Ethical and Normative Issues in Technology Transfer and Research Collaboration
Public Sector Entrepreneurship
Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship support policies and programs
Models of University Technology Transfer
Those wishing to organize or chair a session on the above topics should submit a 1-2 page proposal, including the title of the session, brief description, name, affiliation and email address of the chair.
Individuals wishing to present a paper that fits the conference theme or the areas noted above should submit an abstract that includes the title of their paper, up to 300-500 word abstract, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address of the presenter.
Proposals and abstracts should be submitted no later than July 1st, 2016. Authors and chairs will be notified not later than August 1st, 2016 if their paper/session is accepted.
Based on abstract reviews, selected authors will be invited to submit a complete manuscript in consideration a special issue of the Journal of Technology Transfer on the conference topic. Invited authors will also be notified by August 1st, 2016; completed manuscripts will be due October 15th, 2016.