University Entrepreneurship: Testing a Typology and its Performance Effects on Technology Licensing to Firms that Go Public
Joshua B Powers
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Patricia P. McDougall-Covin
Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Management
Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006
Research to inform university entrepreneurial practices has not kept pace with the rapid escalation of technology commercialization activity. This study helps fill that gap by empirically testing Roberts and Malone’s (1996) model for transferring technologies to the marketplace via licensing to start-ups and small companies. Results of factor and cluster analysis revealed a set of support and selectivity measures that successfully classified universities into one of four strategic positions. Subsequent analyses revealed strong support for performance differences among the positions in terms of being rewarded with companies that go public. The implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
JEL Classification: M13Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 24, 2011
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