Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63890
Authors: 
Palmberg, Christopher
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1086
Abstract: 
Nanotechnology has been proposed as the next general purpose technology andngine for growth for the 21th century. Increasing public R&D investments are foremost reflected in the growth of scientific publications, while nanotechnology still is in an uncertain phase of development with various directions of commercialization pending. This paper focuses on the challenge, modes and outcomes of nanotechnology as an emerging scienceā€based field in Finland. The paper contributes by interrogating how challenges and modes of nanotechnology transfer differ across universities and companies and determine outcomes broadly defined. It uses an extensive survey data covering university and company researchers in the Finnish nanotechnology community. The results show significant differences in the perceptions of researchers across these organisations, and highlight specific challenges and modes as determinants of outcomes. The specificities of nanotechnology are also assessed in this context.
Subjects: 
nanotechnology, technology transfer, Finland, survey data
JEL: 
O31
O32
O38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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