An Indicator-Based Determination of Commercialization Potential of Research Institutions
Jörg Bühnemann, Steffen Burchhardt

This paper develops a practical knowledge management decision support tool for research institutions. We build on the most established indicators inventions, publications and third-party funds. With the help of the Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique (SMART-Method) we combine these different indicators to a single measure that represents the existing scientific knowledge within research institutions that potentially can be commercialized using traditional transfer channels. A case study of a typical German university illustrates the applicability and transferability of our approach. We present several fields for future research and discuss a range of practical applications.

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