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Novel Job Scheduling Tool for University Technology Transfer

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dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Clovia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-30T14:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-30T14:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/10704
dc.description.abstract "Technology commercialization managers are often faced with (1) training inventors on intellectual property (IP) laws and IP policies, (2) evaluating invention disclosures for patentability and marketability, (3) drafting and implementing invention marketing plans, and (4) working closely with patent counsel on patent prosecution. This study begins with the fact that expediency is important because the amount of time taken to evaluate invention disclosures and file patent applications often conflicts with inventors’ desire to publish their findings. Yet, very few technology transfer managers use project management job scheduling tools to minimize processing time. Next, this study describes the development of a novel job scheduling tool for university technology transfer using simulated annealing in R programming. A description of experimentation follows and the test results follow. Next, the discussion provides that the primary implication for technology managers is that the tasks involved in technology transfer can be scheduled quite easily and speedily with this proposed job scheduling tool. A limitation to the study is that a hypothetical set of TTO staff job tasks was scheduled. Also, faculty inventors’ tasks are not included. Thus, future research should include further experimentation in actual university technology transfer offices using the job tasks that their specialists need to schedule in real time." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject.classification business management en_US
dc.title Novel Job Scheduling Tool for University Technology Transfer en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Experimental en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country USA en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Applied Management Journal en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 20 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 19-37 en_US

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