Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2012


Jisun Kim

Course Title

Technology Transfer

Course Number

ETM 533/633


Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009), Academic-industrial collaboration -- Effect of economic recession on, Technology transfer


The financial crisis began in United States in 2008 and brought a general economic slowdown. Macroeconomic factors such as GDP, employment, investment spending, household income, and business returns are affected by financial crisis and we experienced budget cuts, inflation, bankruptcies, unemployment, layoffs in offices, drop in spending and also budget cuts in Universities.Universities are the heart of research and innovation in the United States and most of innovative ideas take place at these universities and transferred to firms through Technology Transfer channels. The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the impact of the Financial Crisis on the process of Technology Transfer from Universities and understand the primary factors that drive Technology Transfer from Universities and analyze the impact of the recession on these individual components.


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