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


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.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: CD
Event Title: 17th international annual EurOMA Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Catholic University of Portugal
Event Dates: 2010-06-06 - 2010-06-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: university-to-industry technology transfer,community of practice,small scale production,knowledge diffusion
ISBN: 978-972-99847-3-0
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 14:57
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2010
Authors: Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2262-0054)
Sánchez Preciado, Deycy J.
Bennett, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1480-8652)



Version: Accepted Version

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