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30 Years after Bayh-Dole: Reassessing Academic Entrepreneurship

45 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011  

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Martin Kenney

University of California, Davis - Department of Human & Community Development

Donald S. Siegel

University at Albany, SUNY

Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School

Date Written: April 24, 2011

Abstract

On the 30th anniversary of enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act in the U.S., we consider the rationale for academic entrepreneurship and describe the evolving role of universities in the commercialization of research. We also discuss and appraise the effects of legislative reform in several OECD countries relating to academic entrepreneurship. The article synthesizes papers from the special section and outlines an agenda for additional research on various aspects of academic entrepreneurship in terms of system, university and individual levels. We also consider measurement and methodological issues that must be addressed in additional research.

Keywords: Academic Entrepreneurship, University Entrepreneurship, Patents, Licensing, Start-ups, Technology Transfer, Bayh-Dole Act

JEL Classification: O3, H1

Suggested Citation

Grimaldi, Rosa and Kenney, Martin and Siegel, Donald S. and Wright, Mike, 30 Years after Bayh-Dole: Reassessing Academic Entrepreneurship (April 24, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1821239 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1821239

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 1
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

Martin Kenney

University of California, Davis - Department of Human & Community Development ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

Donald Siegel (Contact Author)

University at Albany, SUNY ( email )

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
(518) 956-8311 (Phone)

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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