Commercializing Academic Research: The Quality of Faculty Patenting


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Commercializing Academic Research: The Quality of Faculty Patenting

Show simple item record Hussinger, Katrin en_US Schneider, Cedric en_US Czarnitzki, Dirk en_US 2009-02-04T10:28:02Z 2009-02-04T10:28:02Z 2008-12-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract The knowledge produced by academic scientists has been identified as a potential key driver of technological progress. Recent policies in Europe aim at increasing commercially orientated activities in academe. Based on a sample of German scientists across all fields of science we investigate the importance of academic patenting. Our findings suggest that academic involvement in patenting results in greater knowledge externalities, as academic patents appear to generate more forward citations. We also find that in the European context of changing research objectives and funding sources since the mid-90’s, the "importance” of academic patents declines over time. We show that academic entrants have patents of lower "quality” than academic incumbents but they did not cause the decline, since the relative importance of patents involving academics with an existing patenting history declined over time as well. Moreover, a preliminary evaluation of the effects of the abolishment of the "professor privilege” (the German counterpart of the U.S. Bayh-Dole Act) reveals that this legal disposition led to an acceleration of this apparent decline. en_US
dc.format.extent 37 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-05 en_US
dc.title Commercializing Academic Research: The Quality of Faculty Patenting en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08dec01 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.idnumber x656557264 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US

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