Determinants of University Technology Transfer - Comparative Study of US, Europe and Australian Universities

25 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2009

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G. T. Vinig

University of Amsterdam; University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship

Paul van Rijsbergen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 8, 2009

Abstract

We studied the factors that influence university knowledge commercialization through university Technology Transfer Office (TTO). We analyzed the resources associated with commercialization performance as measured by patenting, licensing, and spin-off activities in a sample of 124 Australian, European and US universities. Our analysis suggests that high levels of commercialization output are positively associated with the commercial resources of a university, the TTO age, the stock of technology, whether it is private or public university, TTO's director background and the presence of a business incubator and science park. The most significant finding in this study is the difference between Australian, European and US universities with respect to the resources associated with high commercialization output. An interesting finding is that no relationship is found between an entrepreneurial university culture and the success of commercialization initiatives.

Keywords: University entrepreneurship, Technology transfer, commercialization, TTO

Suggested Citation

Vinig, G. T. and van Rijsbergen, Paul, Determinants of University Technology Transfer - Comparative Study of US, Europe and Australian Universities (January 8, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1324601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1324601

G. T. Vinig (Contact Author)

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University of Amsterdam - Science Park Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship ( email )

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Paul Van Rijsbergen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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