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ERIC Number: EJ1038567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Techno-Nationalism and the Construction of University Technology Transfer
Sá, Creso; Kretz, Andrew; Sigurdson, Kristjan
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v51 n4 p443-464 Dec 2013
Our historical study of Canada's main research university illuminates the overlooked influence of national identities and interests as forces shaping the institutionalization of technology transfer. Through the use of archival sources we trace the rise and influence of Canadian technological nationalism--a response to Canada's perceived dependency on the United States' science and technology. Technological nationalism provided a symbol for producing a shared understanding of the desirability and appropriateness of technology transfer that legitimated the commercial activities of university scientists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States