Do individual factors matter? A survey of scientists’ patenting in Portuguese public research organisations

@article{Moutinho2007DoIF,
  title={Do individual factors matter? A survey of scientists’ patenting in Portuguese public research organisations},
  author={Paula Susana Figueiredo Moutinho and Margarida Fontes and Manuel Mira Godinho},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={70},
  pages={355-377}
}
This paper addresses scientists’ behaviour regarding the patenting of knowledge produced in universities and other public sector research organisations (PSROs). Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth in patenting and licensing activities by PSROs. We argue that the whole process depends to a certain extent on scientists’ willingness to disclose their inventions. Given this assumption, we conduct research into individual behaviour in order to understand scientists’ views concerning the… CONTINUE READING

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