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University-industry technology transfer options: licensing or research joint venture?

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  • Joanna Poyago-Theotoky

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    (Rimini Center for Economic Analysis (RCEA) and Loughborough University, Department of Economics)

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In recent years there has been an increasing trend in various forms of collaboration and technology transfer between industry and universities, such as licensing, spin-offs and research joint ventures. In this paper, I provide an explanation for the choice of licensing versus research joint venture as technology transfer options by a firm.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 2582-2591

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00464

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Keywords: technology transfer; university-industry research joint venture; licensing;

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