THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROCESS--THE CASE OF THE LNG TANKER

The technology transfer process is very complex and difficult, especially where secondary uses of innovations ("spinoffs") are involved. Six diverse cases of transfer of aerospace technology to civil land and sea transportation systems were examined. The case of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker development is presented to illustrate major factors which play an influential role in the process. Key "promoters" are people, financial support, demanding performance specifications or design criteria, identified need and conscious attempts to change. Recurring "inhibitors" are economics, environment, inertia, and institutions. Most of these key factors in the technology transfer process were common to all six cases, suggesting possible campaign tactics for future efforts to transfer technology successfully.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 855-859

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  • Accession Number: 00129224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM