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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

Technology Transfer and US Public Sector Innovation provides an overview of US technology policies that are the genesis for observed technology transfer activities. By describing the technology transfer process from US federal laboratories and other public sector organizations, this exploration informs the reader in detail of how the transfer process behaves and the social benefits associated with it.
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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter introduces the terminology used throughout the book, and summarizes the remaining chapters in the book.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter places technology transfer in an historical context. It begins with the earliest record of mankind on technology transfer and offers examples of technology transfer throughout US economic history. It concludes with a discussion of Vannevar Bush’s Science—the Endless Frontier.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter summarizes US policies toward technology transfer beginning with US President Jimmy Carter’s Domestic Policy Review. The Stevenson-Wydler Act of 1980 and the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 are highlighted, as are technology transfer initiatives by Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter presents a theoretical model of the economics of technology transfer. The model is based on downside risk.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter presents empirical evidence at the aggregate level of the effectiveness of US technology transfer policies. The correlation between US federal R & D investments and US productivity growth forms the basis of the effectiveness analysis.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter summarized the academic and policy literature on US federal laboratory and federal agency technology transfer. Emphasis is placed on empirical evidence from the literature.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter discusses the various technology transfer mechanisms and metrics that characterize US technology transfer. Emphasis is on patents, licenses, and CRADAs. Also, public domain US data on technology transfer mechanisms and associated metrics are presented.

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Albert N. Link and Zachary T. Oliver

This chapter presents descriptive empirical information on the growth rates of selected US technology transfer mechanisms. Emphasis is on patents, licenses, and CRADAs.