New Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Public Research Organisations: Opportunities and Threats of Technological Services Supply

Int. J. Services Technology and Management, Vol. 13, Nos. 1/2, pp.134–151, 2010

18 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2015

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Mario Coccia

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Secondo Rolfo

Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Date Written: March 15, 2015

Abstract

Public research labs play a fundamental role in modern economies to increase, through knowledge and technology transfer, the economic growth of countries. The paper analyses new organisation of the biggest public research body in Italy, based on project management, designed with an explicit aim to transform this research institution in entrepreneurial organisation, providing technological services and applied research to external subjects such as firms, public administration, etc. New matrix structure of the public research organisation – technological services-oriented – creates structural deficiencies, coordination problems, as well as problems of defining the extent of the project manager’s authority over staff from other departments. In addition this new structure has been decreasing scientific production of institutes which reduces the efficiency of overall national system of innovation.

Keywords: technological services; marketisation; entrepreneurial behaviour

JEL Classification: M00

Suggested Citation

Coccia, Mario and Rolfo, Secondo, New Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Public Research Organisations: Opportunities and Threats of Technological Services Supply (March 15, 2015). Int. J. Services Technology and Management, Vol. 13, Nos. 1/2, pp.134–151, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2578751

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Secondo Rolfo

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