A first thermodynamic interpretation of the technology transfer activities

Por • 28 oct, 2016 • Sección: Economía

Ripandelli, U. Lucia

Abstract: In the last years new interdisciplinary approaches to economics and social science have been developed. A Thermodynamic approach to socio-economics has brought to a new interdisciplinary scientific field called econophysics. Why thermodynamic? Thermodynamic is a statistical theory for large atomic system under constraints of energy[1] and the economy can be considered a large system governed by complex rules. The present job proposes a new application, starting from econophysic, passing throughout the thermodynamic laws to interpret and to described the Technology Transfer (TT) activities. Using the definition of economy (i.e. economy[dictionary def.] = the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought in a country or region) the TT can be considered an important sub-domain of the economy and a transversal new area of the scientific research. The TT is the process of transferring knowledge, that uses the results from the research to produce innovation and to ensure that scientific and technological developments could become accessible to a wider range of users. Starting from important Universities (MIT, Stanford, Oxford, etc) nowadays the TT is assuming a central role. It is called the third mission, together with education and research. The importance to provide new theories and tools to describe the TT activities and their behavior, has been retained fundamental to support the social rapid evolution that is involving the TT offices. The presented work uses the thermodynamic theories applying them to Technology Transfer and starting from the concept of entropy, exergy and anergy. The output analysis should become an help to make decision to improve the TT activities and a better resources employment.

arXiv:1610.08003v1 [physics.soc-ph]

Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph)

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