Department of Management

Title

Understanding Commercialization of Technological Innovation: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 6-2015

Abstract

The commercialization of technological innovation, which is key to entrepreneurial success, represents a combination of several entrepreneurial activities. Building on research in management, strategy, entrepreneurship, and economics, this research summarizes 194 articles from 62 journals, categorizing them into six broad entrepreneurial activity themes: sources of innovations, types of innovation, market entry competence and feasibility, protection, development, and deployment. This review and synthesis suggest a framework of commercialization and an agenda for future research along with recommendations and guidance for future research. The proposed agenda provides topics and research questions for research, as well as related recommendations regarding the study and practice of the commercialization of innovation.

Publication Title

R&D Management

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

215

Last Page

249