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Commercialization of nanotechnology products & services: A case study from the United Kingdom

Rashdi, Pir Roshan Shah and Abro, Qazi Moinuddin (2008) Commercialization of nanotechnology products & services: A case study from the United Kingdom. In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2008 (KMICe2008), 10-12 June 2008, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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This article aims to provide an insight into the commercialization process of new technologies.Nanotechnology is being heralded as a new technological paradigm that will profoundly influence all aspects of our lives over the coming decades.This research effort attempts to unravel the first signs of commercialization of this new technology in the United Kingdom and to highlight some important aspects of the commercialization process of nano-scale products and services.The commercialization process is poorly understood because of the embryonic state and loose definition of the technology (Libaers, et al, 2005), and previous studies have been based upon surveys and consultant reports only.In this paper, a number of important features and characteristics of the commercialization process are highlighted through organizational typology and the technological bases of the firms.The research includes a quantitative analysis of empirical data collected through bibliometric and patent data bases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-3827-73-2 Organized by: College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commercialization, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 03:12
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 03:12

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