Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Success Factors of Technology Transfer Process of Entrepreneurial Food SMEs in Thailand

Author(s): Kamol Panmaung, Rath Pichyangura, Pakpachong Vadhanasindhu

Technology transfer is one of the tools to enhance the productivity and efficiency of businesses, thus increases competitiveness. SMEs regularly rely on external sources of technical and technological assistance. This study aims to explore factors and indicators that affect the success of technology transfer projects in Thai’s SMEs. From literatures, the External factor, the Strategic and Management factor, the R&D factor, the Technological and Manufacturing factor, the Marketing factor, and the Human Resource factor were outlined. Questionnaires were distributed, and results showed positive consensus on all factors. The results also revealed new factors that were never been mentioned in previous literatures such as; an ability to find the right solution for marketing needs, an ability to understand scientific and technical elements in actual patents, and an ability to translate patent’s technical data to actual production. An exploratory factor analysis clustered 8 groups of significant factors. This study provided better understanding of innovative entrepreneurial SMEs and contributed to the development of technology transfer process.

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