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Universities as Research Partners

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  • Hall, Bronwyn

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    (University of California at Berkeley, Department of Economics)

  • Link, Albert

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Scott, John

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

Abstract

Universities are a key institution in the US innovation system and an important aspect of their involvement is the role they play in Private-Public Partnering activities. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of the performance of university-industry research partnerships using a sample survey of pre-commercial research projects funded the U.S. government's Advanced Technology Program. Although results must be interpreted cautiously due to the small size of the sample, the study finds that projects with university involvement tend to be in areas involving "new" science and therefore experience more difficulty and delay but also are more likely not to be aborted prematurely. We interpret this finding to imply that universities are contributing to basic research awareness and insight among the partners in ATP-funded projects.

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Paper provided by University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 10-9.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 11 Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ris:uncgec:2010_009

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