Knowledge and technology transfer as driving force for social innovations
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Original versionPolish Journal of Management Studies (PJMS). 2021, 23 (2), 512-536. 10.17512/pjms.2021.23.2.31
Knowledge and technology transfer are defined as driving force for new business models, innovations and economic development. The aim of the paper is to carry out detailed literature analysis in order to create new framework of technology and knowledge transfer that contributes to social innovation. To explore the level of investigation and latest trends of the topic, the article provides bibliometric analysis on knowledge and technology transfer. The information is obtained from Web of Science for the period of 1990 to 2021. VOSviewer has been used for citation analysis, co-authorship and bibliographic de-coupling. More than 5,000 articles have been found with the keywords technology transfer and knowledge transfer in the database WoS indexed at six well-established citation indexes. For the bibliometric analysis, 308 articles in the fields of economics and business management have been used. Results of this review integrates concept of social innovation into theory of knowledge-based of firms. Furthermore, it composes the model of new knowledge and technology transfer that leads to social innovations. Thereby, our article contributes to theory of knowledge-based of firms and the concept of social innovation.