Technology Transfer Offices and Commercialization of University Intellectual Property: Performance and Policy Implications

Posted: 25 Jun 2008

See all articles by Donald S. Siegel

Donald S. Siegel

University at Albany, SUNY

Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School

Date Written: Winter 2007

Abstract

The recent increase in the rate of commercialization of intellectual property at US and European universities has important performance and policy implications. We review recent studies of the antecedents and consequences of these activities and then draw some lessons learned for policy-makers. A key conclusion is that universities and regions must formulate and implement coherent and feasible technology transfer/commercialization strategies.

Keywords: technology transfer offices, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, L31, M13, O31, O32, O33, O34

Suggested Citation

Siegel, Donald S. and Veugelers, Reinhilde and Wright, Mike, Technology Transfer Offices and Commercialization of University Intellectual Property: Performance and Policy Implications (Winter 2007). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 640-660, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1151147 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grm036

Donald S. Siegel (Contact Author)

University at Albany, SUNY ( email )

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Albany, NY 12222
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Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
+32 16 32 6908 (Phone)
+32 16 32 6732 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School ( email )

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom
+44 115 951 5257 (Phone)
+44 115 951 5204 (Fax)

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