Grounded Theory in Practices of Technology Management

Grounded Theory in Practices of Technology Management

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4252-1.ch004

Abstract

The present study explores the application of grounded theory (GT) methodology in various aspects of technology management (TM) including technology commercialization, adoption, and transfer. These processes, resulting from the actions of different actors and organizations, are recognized as key factors in promoting innovative capabilities in organizations. In order to facilitate the successful implementation of TM measures, specific mechanisms need to be designed, the first of which is to identify the drivers and obstacles. As one of the most common methods in the field of management research for qualitative theory building instead of quantitative hypothesis validation, GT's application in this regard is to analyze the drivers and barriers and develop a conceptual model relevant to each function. This chapter discusses the GT application in theory building in the field of TM research.
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Technology Commerialization And Gt

Commercialization refers to turn research results into products, services, and processes that can be the subject of business transactions (Downie, 2006) and emphasizes the applicability of research results and their economic value creation. Many countries have realized its role in development and placed it at the core of their scientific programs and policies.

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