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Risk attitudes, patenting and invention disclosures by academic researchers

Goel, Rajeev K. and Göktepe-Hultén, Devrim LU (2017) In Journal of Technology Transfer
Abstract

This paper examines the effect of risk attitudes on innovation behavior of academic researchers. Specifically, using two alternate measures of self-reported risk attitudes, we test the hypothesis that aversion to risk would negatively affect revelation of information in innovations. Results based on a sample of more than 2500 German researchers across both measures of risk aversion show that, consistent with intuition, risk aversion has a significant negative effect on invention disclosures, but not on patenting.

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Academic research, Germany, Invention disclosure, Patents, Risk averse
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Journal of Technology Transfer
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12 pages
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Springer
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  • scopus:85015642695
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0892-9912
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10.1007/s10961-017-9573-0
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English
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  author       = {Goel, Rajeev K. and Göktepe-Hultén, Devrim},
  issn         = {0892-9912},
  keyword      = {Academic research,Germany,Invention disclosure,Patents,Risk averse},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Journal of Technology Transfer},
  title        = {Risk attitudes, patenting and invention disclosures by academic researchers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10961-017-9573-0},
  year         = {2017},
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