The Link Between Followinga Project Management Standardand the Technology Transfer Resultsin Basque R&D Centres

  1. Noemi Zabaleta
  2. Juan Ignacio Igartua
  3. Nekane Errasti
Industrial Engineering: Innovative Networks: 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management "CIO 2011", Cartagena, Spain, September 2011, Proceedings
  1. Suresh P. Sethi (dir. congr.)
  2. Marija Bogataj (dir. congr.)
  3. Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell (dir. congr.)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Reino Unido

ISBN: 978-1-4471-2321-7

Year of publication: 2012

Pages: 129-136

Type: Book chapter


The relocation of industry to countries with lower labour costs means that business approaches which have been valid so far are now becoming obsolete.With this in mind, the search and exploitation of opportunities constitute one of the current ways for companies to get ahead, and the project’s success becomes even more critical due to its performance.On the other hand, technology transfer, whichis not a new concept, has taken a special relevance in the last two decades. This paper examines the link between project management standards and the results of technology transfer and aims to find the way to work at the lowest level of technology transfer, through a case study analysing 44 projects in R&D Centres in the Basque Country in Northern Spain. The most important findings are connected with the interactions between the project management variables and their influence on project success.