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The Impact of Industry Collaboration on Academic Research Output: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis

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  • Banal-Estanol, A.
  • Jofre-Bonet, M.
  • Meissner, C.

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the impact of university knowledge and technology transfer activities on academic research output. Specifically, we study whether researchers with collaborative links with the private sector publish less than their peers without such links, once controlling for other sources of heterogeneity. We report findings from a longitudinal dataset on researchers from two engineering departments in the UK between 1985 until 2006. Our results indicate that researchers with industrial links publish significantly more than their peers. Academic productivity, though, is higher for low levels of industry involvement as compared to high levels.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, City University London in its series Working Papers with number 08/14.

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