Fifteen Years of Academic Entrepreneurship in Italy: Evidence from the Taste Project

Technical Report - University of Bologna, June 2014

41 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2014 Last revised: 24 Aug 2015

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Daniela Bolzani

University of Bologna

Riccardo Fini

University of Bologna - Department of Management; Imperial College London

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Simone Santoni

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: June 28, 2014

Abstract

Over the last 20 years, the processes of knowledge transfer and commercialization of academic research through the creation of new research-based ventures (i.e., academic spin-offs) has gained momentum in Italy. The relevance of this phenomenon to policymakers and managers motivates the research efforts undertaken by the TASTE project, which systematically collects and analyzes multilevel, longitudinal data on the population of 95 Italian universities and their personnel, departments, patenting, entrepreneurial support, and spin-out activities. In this report, we focus on the 1,010 companies that have spun-off from Italian universities, analyzing their main characteristics, shareholding and founding teams, innovation and growth strategies, internationalization behaviors, and performances.

Keywords: Academic entrepreneurship, New research-based ventures, Academic spin-offs, Universities, Public science

Suggested Citation

Bolzani, Daniela and Fini, Riccardo and Grimaldi, Rosa and Santoni, Simone and Sobrero, Maurizio, Fifteen Years of Academic Entrepreneurship in Italy: Evidence from the Taste Project (June 28, 2014). Technical Report - University of Bologna, June 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2460301

Daniela Bolzani

University of Bologna ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40100
Italy

Riccardo Fini (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Terracini 28
Bologna, 40131
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/faculty/riccardo.fini

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, DC
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.fini

Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 1
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

Simone Santoni

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Umberto Terracini, 28
Bologna, Bologna 40131
Italy
(+39) 051 2090214 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/simsantoni/

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
40126 Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy
+39 051 2098076 (Phone)

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