Industrial Interactions and Academic Patenting: Evidence from German Scientists
Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 551-565, 2013
Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2013
Using a unique survey of scientists at a large public research organization, this paper examines the effects of industry interactions on academic patenting. Two types of collaborations, industrial cooperation and consulting, are considered. Results show that both cooperation and consultancy increase the likelihood of patenting. However, only the positive influence of industrial cooperation stands up to robustness checks. Effects of personal, professional and institutional factors are in line with the literature, yet with some differences across cooperation and consultancy. Implications for research policy concerning academic patenting and challenges that industry may experience are discussed.
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