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Licensing Office (TLO) for access to the data on MIT patents and for answering many questions about the data and TLO policies and procedures. We would also like to thank David Hsu for extensive comments on an earlier draft of this paper. ABSTRACT The question of how initial resource endowments—the stocks of resources that entrepreneurs contribute to their(More)
1 The authors contributed equally to the writing of this paper and are listed alphabetically. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the micro-economics workshop at Purdue University. We would like to thank ABSTRACT The results of this study provide insight into why some universities generate more new companies to exploit their intellectual(More)
A t least since Schumpeter (1934 and 1942), researchers have been interested in identifying the dimensions of technology regimes that facilitate new firm formation as a mode of technology exploitation. Using data on 1,397 patents assigned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the 1980–1996 period, I show that four hypothesized dimensions of(More)
E xplaining how entrepreneurs overcome information asymmetry between themselves and potential investors to obtain financing is an important issue for entrepreneurship research. Our premise is that economic explanations for venture finance, which do not consider how social ties influence this process, are undersocialized and incomplete. However, we also(More)
W e used quantitative genetics techniques to compare the entrepreneurial activity of 870 pairs of monozygotic (MZ) and 857 pairs of same-sex dizygotic (DZ) twins from the United Kingdom. We ran model-fitting analyses to estimate the genetic, shared environmental and nonshared environmental effects on the propensity of people to become entrepreneurs. We(More)
This report was developed under a contract with the Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, and contains information and analysis that was reviewed and edited by officials of the Office of Advocacy. However, the final conclusions of the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Advocacy. Introduction Many observers consider(More)