Diffusion of Nanotechnology and the External Environment

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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 14)

Abstract

The interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology is a given, i.e., the principles of this technology finds its application in a variety of different sectors. Hence, its success in terms of enabling economic growth is largely dependent as to whether such collaboration at the research and development stages is promoted effectively. In fact, the celebrated multiplier effect of this technology requires collaboration without which the impact of nanotechnology would stand as irrelevant to the economic environment it is brought in.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Research General Purpose Technology Nanotechnology Product Innovation Transfer Nanotechnology Innovation 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Walker Center for Global EntrepreneurshipThunderbird School of Global ManagementGlendaleUSA

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