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University Technology Transfer: Do Incentives, Management, and Location Matter?


  • Friedman, Joseph
  • Silberman, Jonathan


University technology transfer activities are increasingly important as a source of regional economic development and revenue for the university. We use regression analysis, a two-stage model and the most recent data to examine the determinants of technology transfer. Our analysis strongly support four factors, not previously examined in the literature, enhancing university technology transfer: greater rewards for faculty involvement in technology transfer, location of the university in a region with a concentration of high technology firms, a clear university mission in support of technology transfer and the experience of the university's technology transfer office. Copyright 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Friedman, Joseph & Silberman, Jonathan, 2003. "University Technology Transfer: Do Incentives, Management, and Location Matter?," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 17-30, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:28:y:2003:i:1:p:17-30

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