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Professor David Gibson

University of Texas at Austin (UT)

Austin, Texas, USA


David Gibson is Program Director for Fellows, Publications, and Conferences and The Nadya Kozmetsky Scott Centennial Fellow, IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. He was formerly Director of Research. In 1983, he earned his Ph.D. from Stanford in organizational behavior and communication and innovation theory and management. Dr. Gibson is Director of the Multidisciplinary Technology Transfer Research Group at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches graduate courses on knowledge/technology transfer and application, technology incubator operations, and the formation and management of global alliances.

Dr. Gibson’s research and publications focus on regional technology benchmarking and wealth creation, technology transfer and application, commercialization of science and technology, and the formation and management of global entrepreneurial alliances. He has prepared seminal works on the growth and impact of technopoleis and regional technology centers. Dr. Gibson has authored or edited eight books and numerous research articles on regional economic development; technology companies and global markets; programs, policies, and strategies to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship; technology transfer; university spin-off companies; smart cities, fast systems, and global networks; science, technology, and innovation policy; and R&D consortia. He has published in numerous journals and has made professional and keynote presentations in England, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. Dr. Gibson is editor or co-editor of Creating the Technopolis: Linking Technology Commercialization and Economic Development (Ballinger, 1988), Technology Companies and Global Markets: Programs, Policies, and Strategies to Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Rowman and Littlefield, 1991), Technology Transfer: A Communication Perspective (Sage, 1990), University Spin-Off Companies: Economic Development, Faculty Entrepreneurs, and Technology Transfer (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992), The Technopolis Phenomenon: Smart Cities, Fast Systems, and Global Networks (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992), IMPACT: How IC2 Institute Research Affects Public Policy and Business Practice (Quorum Books, 1997), and Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Knowledge Economy (Quorum Publishers, 2000). Dr. Gibson is co-author of R&D Collaboration of Trial: The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporations (Harvard Business School Press, 1994).


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