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Developing Technology Transfer Processes in rural contexts: The case of Cauca in Colombia
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia & El Centro Regional de Productividad e Innovación del Cauca (CREPIC), Popayán, Colombia.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9136-6718
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral thesis addresses the technology transfer process in rural developing economies. Technology transfer refers to the movement of physical artifacts and knowledge from a transferor (e.g. a university) to a recipient (e.g. a cooperative or a producer). Many rural developing economies depend on rural enterprises engaged in small-scale production. These enterprises usually have limited market reach, inadequate financial margins, and low value added products. In this context, technology transfer commonly features large information and knowledge asymmetry between the transferors and recipients, the recipients’ dependence on government financial support, and the recipients’ underdeveloped business skills. Despite the importance of technology transfer for production improvements by enterprises in rural economies, little is known about how the two sides interact when technologies to fit the small-scale production context are transferred. To address this knowledge gap, this thesis focuses on how rural enterprises adapt and use technologies that are collaboratively developed with universities with the support of governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Empirically, the thesis analyses technology transfer aimed at improving silk, fish, and coffee production in Cauca, a region in Colombia. The thesis uses Situated Learning Theory, action research, and case study methodology. The thesis shows that i) intermediaries broker and facilitate (organise) the interaction between universities and cooperatives and rural enterprises; ii) there are seven features that enable technology transfer in rural developing economies and iii) ‘systems’ of technology transfer evolve in rural developing economies through analysis of problem formulation and problem solving as the mechanisms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2018. , p. 117
Series
Halmstad University Dissertations ; 41
Keywords [en]
technology transfer, rural developing countries, intermediate technologies, cooperatives
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38208ISBN: 978-91-87045-84-4 (print)ISBN: 978-91-87045-85-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38208DiVA, id: diva2:1258469
Public defence
2018-02-23, O126, Kristian IV:s väg 3, Halmstad, 10:00 (English)
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Note

The submitted papers 4 & 5 not in DiVA.

Funding: Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation / Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS), Bogotá, Colombia

Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework
2017 (English)In: Prometheus, ISSN 0810-9028, E-ISSN 1470-1030, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 153-170Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper integrates the contributions from different branches of the technology transfer literature to identify enablers driving the transfer of intermediate or appropriate technologies to recipients in rural areas of developing economies. An in-depth analysis of the literature shows that many enablers identified in the literature focus on high technology transfers and are of limited relevance in the context of rural enterprises. Other important enablers in this specific setting are ignored or insufficiently considered. This paper proposes a framework comprising a specific set of enablers that facilitates technology transfer in rural enterprises in developing regional economies. © 2017 Deycy Janeth Sánchez Preciado, Björn Claes and Nicholas Theodorakopoulos.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne, VIC: Routledge, 2017
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35619 (URN)10.1080/08109028.2016.1316931 (DOI)000401518800006 ()2-s2.0-85019571902 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-30 Created: 2017-11-30 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved
2. Intermediation for technology diffusion and user innovation in a developing rural economy: a social learning perspective
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intermediation for technology diffusion and user innovation in a developing rural economy: a social learning perspective
2014 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 26, no 7–8, p. 645-662Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Technology intermediaries are seen as potent vehicles for addressing perennial problems in transferring technology from university to industry in developed and developing countries. This paper examines what constitutes effective user-end intermediation in a low-technology, developing economy context, which is an under-researched topic. The social learning in technological innovation framework is extended using situated learning theory in a longitudinal instrumental case study of an exemplar technology intermediation programme. The paper documents the role that academic-related research and advisory centres can play as intermediaries in brokering, facilitating and configuring technology, against the backdrop of a group of small-scale pisciculture businesses in a rural area of Colombia. In doing so, it demonstrates how technology intermediation activities can be optimized in the domestication and innofusion of technology amongst end-users. The design components featured in this instrumental case of intermediation can inform policy making and practice relating to technology transfer from university to rural industry. Future research on this subject should consider the intermediation components put forward, as well as the impact of such interventions, in different countries and industrial sectors. Such research would allow for theoretical replication and help improve technology domestication and innofusion in different contexts, especially in less-developed countries. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2014
Keywords
university-to-industry intermediation, regional development, technology transfer, innofusion, situated learning, rural industry
National Category
Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27042 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2014.971077 (DOI)000343422700006 ()2-s2.0-84908451169 (Scopus ID)
Note

Corrigendum about affiliation (to include Halmstad University): https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2014.990286

Available from: 2014-11-14 Created: 2014-11-14 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved
3. Transferring technology from university to rural industry within a developing economy context: The case for nurturing communities of practice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transferring technology from university to rural industry within a developing economy context: The case for nurturing communities of practice
2012 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 32, no 9-10, p. 550-559Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The primary aim of this paper is to demonstrate how technology transfer between universities and rural industries in developing countries can be achieved effectively, using independent research and advisory centres as intermediaries. It draws on a longitudinal action research study, which experiments with the process of 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 academic-related, non-government intervention initiative targeting two small-scale industries, namely fish farming and coffee production, in the Cauca region of Colombia. Results demonstrate how barriers to transfer can be overcome. The interventionist considered as instrumental; its key components and outcomes are discussed in detail. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 2012
Keywords
University-to-industry technology transfer, Technology intermediation, Communities of practice, Rural entrepreneurial development, Developing countries, Colombia
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27046 (URN)10.1016/j.technovation.2012.05.001 (DOI)000308905100006 ()2-s2.0-84865311551 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-14 Created: 2014-11-14 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved

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