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Knowledge transfer offices in the context of knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship

Paper will present aspects of the knowledge transfer offices (KTO) from the EU Knowledge Transfer Study report, through the prism of the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship (KSTE). It will also add the argument, based on the existing literature, that knowledge cannot be managed but only the information resources can. This paper contributes to the on-going research of Secondary Experience, whose main aim is to explore avenues for designing information system that will support better usage of the existing scientific papers between universities and their environment, including public, private and civil sector. There is a limited number of the EU wide research studies of the EU universities Knowledge transfer offices. Existing one are sending non-promising results. In the last EU report addressing KTO not even one hypothesis addressing KTO related policies is accepted and one of the hardest parts in conducting research was to find the contacts of the KTO’s. It is aligned with results from the master thesis of one of the authors, where sources of information were analysed in terms of the transparency of the projects and their funding related information among 466 universities in the Danube region. That alerted us and opened up completely a new set of questions. In this paper, we use secondary data as content for our research.


Sergej Lugovic    
Zagreb University of Applied Sciences

Frane Šesnić    
Development Agency Zagreb

Miran Sladić    
Zagreb University of Applied Sciences


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