Entrepreneurship and technology transfer knowledge utilization and management

Victor Chavez

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT


Research at the intersection of creative enterprise, knowledge intensive entrepreneurship, public policy, and economic development is limited, although individually, each of these areas has been researched extensively. Reflective practitioners in industry, Government, and Technology Transfer can utilize this research and the resultant tools, to achieve impact in their respective fields. Utilizing research at this intersection to address the new and ever more challenging problems in health, water, food, energy and environmental concerns highlighted by global warming that this century has brought with it as well as providing tools for Technology Transfer professionals to assist them in effectively contributing to economic development is the goal of the research in this thesis. Conducting research into the how: How to best choose entrepreneurs; how regions embrace emerging technology based economic growth; how policy can be driven; and how technology transfer can invigorate the creative process is an important step in addressing the needs of reflective practitioners. Addressing the utilization of technology transfers to entrepreneurs to impact economic development through application of new tools for technology identification and utilization provides important tools for next generation economic growth. Assessing how government technology transfer that knowledge to national, regional and local policy makers to impact the next Schumpeterian cycle adds value to both academic research and to society. Contributing to the growing literature stream on including technology entrepreneurial actions in technology transfer policy and how it can be improved provides value to practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy makers alike.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Walsh, Steven Thomas, Supervisor
  • Groen, Aard, Advisor
  • Walsh, S.T., Supervisor, External person
  • Groen, A.J., Advisor, External person
  • Harms, Rainer, Co-Supervisor
Award date14 Oct 2016
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4218-0
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2016


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