Recent Submissions

  • A Call to the Engineering Community to Address Human Trafficking 

    Caulkins, Jonathan P.; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Konrad, Renata; Maass, Kayse Lee; Martin, Lauren; Sharkey, Thomas (National Academy of Engineering, 2019-09-16)
    Human trafficking (HT) is a horrific and seemingly intractable problem that is typically construed as falling beyond the purview of engineers. This paper argues that engineering systems analysis can produce important ...
  • Articulating Problems and Markets: A Translation Analysis of Entrepreneurs’ Emergent Value Propositions 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Altounian, David; Pogue, Gregory P.; Zhu, Lily; Cochran, Robert (SAGEWritten Communication, 2018-07-18)
    In this qualitative study, the authors apply Callon’s sociology of translation to examine how new technology entrepreneurs enact material arguments that involve the first two moments of translation—problematization (defining ...
  • Creating the Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas 

    Smilor, Raymond W.; Gibson, David V.; Kozmetsky, George (Journal of Business Venturing, 1989-01)
    New institutional alliances, driven by the rapid increase in and diversity of new technologies, are altering the strategy and tactics of economic development. As a result, communities across the world are seeking to create ...
  • A Guiding Vision for Fluid Learning: The Future of Education and Training 

    Jackson, Melinda L.; Woelk, Darrell (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-04)
    Position paper by the Digital Media Collaboratory (DMC) of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. The authors envision learning systems as a ubiquitous public utility and propose an architecture to accomplish ...
  • Empirical Evidence on the Use of Credit Scoring for Predicting Insurance Losses with Psycho-social and Biochemical Explanations 

    Golden, Linda L.; Brockett, Patrick L.; Ai, Jing; Kellison, J. Bruce (North American Actuarial Journal, 2016-09)
    An important development in personal lines of insurance in the United States is the use of credit history data for insurance risk classification to predict losses. This research presents the results of collaboration with ...
  • A Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach to Improve Regional Innovation Ecosystems in Portugal 

    Resende, David N.; Bravo, Marco (Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 2016-03)
    This article presents the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN), a successful program that built a national innovation network in Portugal based in the university technology transfer offices (TTOs), incubators ...
  • Introduction to Special Issue on the Rhetoric of Entrepreneurship 

    Spinuzzi, Clay (Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2017-04)
    Introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication on the rhetoric of entrepreneurship. The author introduces basic definitions and concepts from the field of entrepreneurship, then ...
  • Chasing Entrepreneurial Firms 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Feldman, Maryann (Industry Studies Association, 2017-05-17)
    The search for a reliable dataset of entrepreneurial firms is ongoing. We analyze and assess longitudinal data on startups from two data sources—the National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) database and the Secretary of ...
  • Data Envelopment Analysis and Commercial Bank Performance: A Primer with Applications to Missouri Banks 

    Yue, Piyu (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1992-01)
    This paper describes a particular methodology called Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), that has been used previously to analyze the relative efficiencies of industrial firms, universities, hospitals, military operations, ...
  • A Good Idea is Not Enough: Understanding the Challenges of Entrepreneurship Communication 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Pogue, Gregory P. (International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing, 2016-01)
    This paper addresses a less-investigated issue of innovations: entrepreneurship communication. Business and marketing studies demonstrate that new product development processes do not succeed on good technical invention ...
  • How Magnets Attract and Repel: Interessement in a Technology Commercialization Competition 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Nelson, Scott; Thomson, Keela S.; Lorenzini, Francesca; French, Rosemary A.; Pogue, Gregory P.; London, Noelle (SAGEWritten Communication, 2016-01)
    K6015, a South Korean firm seeking to commercialize its magnet technology in the US market, entered a technology commercialization training program structured as a competition. Through this program, K6015 (and others in ...
  • The Energy-Water Nexus: An Analysis and Comparison of Various Conjurations Integrating Desalination with Renewable Power 

    Gold, Gary M.; Webber, Michael E. (MDPI, 2015-04)
    This investigation studies desalination powered by wind and solar energy, including a study of a configuration using PVT solar panels. First, a water treatment was developed to estimate the power requirement for brackish ...
  • Who Regulates It? Water Policy and Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas 

    Cook, Margaret A.; Huber, Karen L.; Webber, Michael E. (Texas Water Journal, 2015-04)
    Hydraulic fracturing, the injection of a pressurized fluid mixture of mostly water, sand and a small amount of chemicals (frac fluids), increases extraction rates and recovery of oil or gas. The technique has become ...
  • The Market Opportunity for Multiple Antenna Technology for Next Generation Broadband Wireless Systems 

    Airy, Manish; Defossé, Erin; Heath, Robert W. Jr.; Shakkottai, Sanjay (Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable, 2005-06)
    The rapid growth of the Internet user base and of bandwidth-hungry applications in recent years has created a need for broadband wireless (BW) access for residential and business consumers. The only predictable trend is ...
  • Co-creation by Commenting: Participatory Ways to Write Quicklook® Reports 

    Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Spinuzzi, Clay; Digmayer, Claas; Pogue, Gregory P. (IEEE, 2015-07)
    The authors examined comments in revisions of 24 Quicklook® reports that were written to provide market feedback to entrepreneurs. Most Quicklook reports underwent a revision cycle, and the number of comments per draft ...
  • Understanding the Value Proposition as a Co-Created Claim 

    London, Noelle; Pogue, Gregory P.; Spinuzzi, Clay (IEEE, 2015-07)
    In this paper, the authors examine five cases of technology commercialization in terms of how entrepreneurs advance a specific kind of claim: the value proposition. The value proposition can describe the characteristics ...
  • How Do Entrepreneurs Hone Their Pitches?: Analyzing How Pitch Presentations Develop in a Technology Commercialization Competition 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Pogue, Gregory P.; Nelson, R. Scott; Thomson, Keela S.; Lorenzini, Francesca; French, Rosemary A.; Burback, Sidney D.; Momberger, Joel (ACM, 2015-07)
    Technology innovators must pitch their technology and its business value to potential buyers, partners, and distributors: to make claims that will create interest in the appropriate audiences and offer evidence that those ...
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Levels and Key Factors 

    Sung, Tae Kyung; Gibson, David V. (International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI), 2000-08)
    Most current literature on knowledge and technology transfer (Appropriability Model, Dissemination Model, and Knowledge Utilization Model), describe the process of transfer in details, but has limitation in terms of their ...
  • Remaking the Pitch: Reuse Strategies in Entrepreneurs' Pitch Decks 

    Spinuzzi, Clay; Nelson, Scott; Thomson, Keela S.; Lorenzini, Francesca; French, Rosemary A.; Pogue, Gregory; Burback, Sidney D.; Momberger, Joel (IEEE, 2015-03)
    Examination of how Korean entrepreneurs in an entrepreneurship program revised their English-language slide decks for their competitive presentations (“pitches”) by reusing content from professional communication genres, ...
  • Application Driven Theory: Rigorously Combining Applied and Basic Research Relevant to Accounting and Marketing 

    Golden, Linda L.; Cooper, William W.; Brockett, Patrick L. (Journal of Accounting & Marketing, 2012-01)
    In this editorial, the authors argue that accounting and marketing research can be both practically relevant and theoretically well-grounded, if a paradigm of application driven theory is adopted and rigorously applied. ...

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