A Conceptual Model of Technology Transfer for Public Universities in Mexico


  • Hugo Necoechea Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Daniel Pineda-Domínguez Profesor –Investigador de la E.S.C.A. Santo Tomás del Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Carpio 471, Col. Plutarco Elías Calles. CP. 11340, Ciudad de México.
  • Rocío Soto-Flores Profesor –Investigador de la E.S.C.A. Santo Tomás del Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Carpio 471, Col. Plutarco Elías Calles. CP. 11340, Ciudad de México.




technology transfer, universities, researchers, networks, models, transferee, transferor


Technology transfer from academic and scientific institutions has been transformed into a strategic variable for companies and nations who wish to cope with the challenges of a global economy. Since the early 1970s, many technology transfer models have tried to introduce key factors in the process. Previous studies have shown that technology transfer is influenced by various elements. This study is based on a review of two recent technology transfer models that we have used as basic concepts for developing our own conceptual model. Researcher–firm networks have been considered as key elements in the technology transfer process between public universities and firms. The conceptual model proposed could be useful to improve the efficiency of existing technology transfer mechanisms.


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Author Biography

Hugo Necoechea, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Coordinación de Operación de Redes de Investigación, Edificio Secretaria Académica, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Avenida Miguel Othón de Mendizábal s/n, 07738 México City, DF, México.

e-mail [email protected] Phone : 52 55 57296000 ext. 50651.


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How to Cite

Necoechea, H., Pineda-Domínguez, D., & Soto-Flores, R. (2013). A Conceptual Model of Technology Transfer for Public Universities in Mexico. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 8(4), 24–35. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242013000500003



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