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Creativity and the Family Tree: Human Capital Endowments and the Propensity of Entrepreneurs to Patent

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  • Link, Albert N.

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

  • Ruhm, Christopher J.

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    (University of Virginia)

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In this paper we show that the patenting behavior of creative entrepreneurs is correlated with the patenting behavior of their fathers, which we refer to as a source of the entrepreneurs’ human capital endowments. Our argument for this relationship follows from established theories of developmental creativity, and our empirical analysis is based on survey data collected from MIT’s Technology Review winners.

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Paper provided by University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11-15.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 21 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:uncgec:2011_015

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Keywords: patents; entrepreneurship; human capital endowments;

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  1. Albert Link & Christopher Ruhm, 2009. "Public Knowledge, Private Knowledge: The Intellectual Capital of Entrepreneurs," NBER Working Papers 14797, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Siegel, Donald S. & Waldman, David & Link, Albert, 2003. "Assessing the impact of organizational practices on the relative productivity of university technology transfer offices: an exploratory study," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 27-48, January.
  3. Timothy Bates, 1985. "Entrepreneur Human Capital Endowments and Minority Business Viability," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 20(4), pages 540-554.
  4. Nicos Nicolaou & Scott Shane & Lynn Cherkas & Janice Hunkin & Tim D. Spector, 2008. "Is the Tendency to Engage in Entrepreneurship Genetic?," Management Science, INFORMS, INFORMS, vol. 54(1), pages 167-179, January.
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  1. Albert Link & Christopher Ruhm, 2013. "Fathers’ patenting behavior and the propensity of offspring to patent: an intergenerational analysis," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, Springer, vol. 38(3), pages 332-340, June.

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