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Academic leadership and commercial activities at research institutes : German evidence

Goel, Rajeev K. and Göktepe-Hultén, Devrim LU (2018) In Managerial and Decision Economics 39(5). p.601-609
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This paper focuses on entrepreneurship by academic leaders. With the use of patents, inventions, and spin-offs to measure commercialization, and directors, research group leaders, and business owners as academic leaders, results, using a sample of more than 2,500 German researchers, show differences across academic leaders and commercialization. Findings for spin-offs are different from those for patents and inventions. Academic leaders in sciences were more likely to commercialize. Doctoral degrees helped patents by business owners and spin-offs by group leaders, whereas female business owners and female group leaders faced challenges patenting and inventing, respectively. For business owners, age increased the likelihood of patenting... (More)

This paper focuses on entrepreneurship by academic leaders. With the use of patents, inventions, and spin-offs to measure commercialization, and directors, research group leaders, and business owners as academic leaders, results, using a sample of more than 2,500 German researchers, show differences across academic leaders and commercialization. Findings for spin-offs are different from those for patents and inventions. Academic leaders in sciences were more likely to commercialize. Doctoral degrees helped patents by business owners and spin-offs by group leaders, whereas female business owners and female group leaders faced challenges patenting and inventing, respectively. For business owners, age increased the likelihood of patenting but lowered spin-offs.

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  author       = {Goel, Rajeev K. and Göktepe-Hultén, Devrim},
  issn         = {0143-6570},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {601--609},
  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons Ltd},
  series       = {Managerial and Decision Economics},
  title        = {Academic leadership and commercial activities at research institutes : German evidence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mde.2932},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2018},
}