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Patent and publication activities of German professors: an empirical assessment of their co-activity


  • Dirk Czarnitzki
  • Wolfgang Glänzel
  • Katrin Hussinger


The growing importance of technology-relevant non-publication output of university research has come into the focus of policy-makers' interest. A fierce debate arose on possible negative consequences of the increasing commercialization of science, as it may come with a reduction in research performance. This paper investigates the relationship between publishing as a measure of scientific output and patenting for German professors active in a range of science fields. We combine bibliometric/technometric indicators and econometric techniques to show that patenting positively correlates with the publication output and quality of patenting researchers. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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  • Dirk Czarnitzki & Wolfgang Glänzel & Katrin Hussinger, 2007. "Patent and publication activities of German professors: an empirical assessment of their co-activity," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 16(4), pages 311-319, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:rseval:v:16:y:2007:i:4:p:311-319

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