Using Technology Transfer as Mediator Between Leadership Style and Entrepreneurial Orientation for Commercialization to Thrive: A Conceptual Framework

Mohammed Ndaliman Abubakar


Considering the high emphasis placed by nations recently on higher educational institutions for researches that can be commercialized, there is paucity of empirical researches and evidence on the examination of whether leadership style and entrepreneurial orientation could spur commercialization activities in the Nigeria Polytechnics. Furthermore, no empirical evidences can can/have provided answers to how leadership style and entrepreneurial orientations of higher institutions of learning to influence commercialization of academic researches. To address this void, this paper proposes a conceptual framework initiating a linkage between leadership style and entrepreneurial orientation to commercialization, using technology transfer office as a mediating variable to permeate the relationship.


Conceptual Framework; Leadership Styles; Entrepreneurial Orientation; Commercialization; Technology Transfer

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