Academic Inventiveness and Entrepreneurship: On the Importance of Start-up Companies in Commercializing Academic Patents
AbstractThis article presents research that places the academic start-up phenomenon in the broader technology transfer context. Drawing on data on Finnish academic inventions, the paper illustrates that a considerable share of university-related patents are utilized in start up companies but that still most academic patents are utilized in established and predominantly large firms. Differences in utilization patterns are explored for different fields of science and technology. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
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Volume (Year): 31 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (07)
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academic entrepreneurship; University spin-out companies; university patents; academic inventions; Finnish patents; O31; O32;
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- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
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