Gender Analysis of Invention Disclosures and Companies Founded by Stanford University Faculty from 2000-2014

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 1, March 2018

8 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018

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Serena Hanes

Stanford University

Katharine Ku

Stanford University

Lisa Primiano

Stanford University

Ann Arvin

Stanford University

Date Written: January 16, 2018

Abstract

This study examined gender differences in entrepreneurship by faculty at a major U.S. research university using data from the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing from 2000-2014 and relevant public data. Differences in participation by men and women faculty in reporting inventions were observed based on the total number of invention disclosures and the number of faculty who disclosed during the study period. As demonstrated through invention disclosures, women faculty increasingly engaged in offering their discoveries for possible commercial development to benefit the public. However, they remain much less likely than their men counterparts to be involved with start-up companies and in leadership roles among companies licensing university-generated intellectual property. Universities can track these activities through their licensing offices to devise strategies that encourage and facilitate the engagement of women faculty with technology transfer and formation of new companies.

Keywords: gender analysis, invention disclosures, companies founded by stanford University, stanford university, technology licensing, 2000-2014

Suggested Citation

Hanes, Serena and Ku, Katharine and Primiano, Lisa and Arvin, Ann, Gender Analysis of Invention Disclosures and Companies Founded by Stanford University Faculty from 2000-2014 (January 16, 2018). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 1, March 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3103214

Serena Hanes (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Katharine Ku

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Lisa Primiano

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Ann Arvin

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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