An Empirical Analysis of the Propensity of Academics to Engage in Informal University Technology Transfer

Posted: 30 Jun 2008

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Albert Link

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics

Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University

Barry Bozeman

University of Georgia

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

Formal university technology transfer mechanisms, through licensing agreements, research joint ventures, and university-based startups, have attracted considerable attention in the academic literature. Surprisingly, there has been little systematic empirical analysis of the propensity of academics to engage in informal technology transfer. This paper presents empirical evidence on the determinants of three types of informal technology transfer by faculty members: transfer of commercial technology, joint publications with industry scientists, and industrial consulting. We find that male, tenured and research-grant active faculty members are more likely to engage in all three forms of informal technology transfer.

Suggested Citation

Link, Albert N. and Siegel, Donald S. and Bozeman, Barry, An Empirical Analysis of the Propensity of Academics to Engage in Informal University Technology Transfer (August 2007). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 641-655, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1153266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtm020

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Donald S. Siegel

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Barry Bozeman

University of Georgia ( email )

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