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Assessing the impact of organizational practices on the relative productivity of university technology transfer offices: an exploratory study Abstract We present quantitative and qualitative evidence on the relative productivity of university technology transfer offices (TTOs). Our empirical results suggest that TTO activity is characterized by constant(More)
participants at the NBER, Purdue, LSU, and the University of Nottingham for their insightful comments and suggestions. We are also deeply indebted to the many administrators, scientists, managers, and entrepreneurs who agreed to be interviewed. Martha Cobb and Melissa Zidle provided capable research assistance. Financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan(More)
The paper is an exploratory study of science parks in the United States. It models the history of science parks as the diffusion of an innovation that was adopted at a rapid and increasing rate in the early 1980s, and since then at a decreased rate. It models the growth of a science park once established, showing significant effects on growth for the(More)
We are grateful for comments from Lee Baldwin, Adam Jaffe, Don Siegel, and participants at the ASSA 2000 meetings in Boston and the Wake Forest University economics workshop on an earlier version of this paper. Also, we appreciate the suggestions and guidance of Rosalie Ruegg and Jeanne Powell, both of the Advanced Technology Program, during the data(More)
Universities are a key institution in the US innovation system and an important aspect of their involvement is the role they play in Private-Public Partnering activities. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of the performance of university-industry research partnerships using a sample survey of pre-commercial research projects funded the U.S.(More)
An empirical analysis of the propensity of academics to engage in informal university technology transfer. Abstract: Formal university technology transfer mechanisms, through licensing agreements, research joint ventures, and university-based startups, have attracted considerable attention in the academic literature. Surprisingly, there has been little(More)
Association meetings in the session " Government as Venture Capitalist: Evaluating the SBIR Program. " We appreciate the comments and suggestions from participants at that session as well as those from two anonymous referees. The paper is forthcoming in Research Policy. Abstract This paper evaluates public support of private-sector research and development(More)
A small sample of 38 Advanced Technology Projects funded between 1993 and 1996 are surveyed to explore the reasons for university non-participation, or, in the cases where they did participate, whether the partnerships encountered any difficulties from their participation. 32 percent report that intellectual property issues were an insurmountable barrier to(More)