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Heterogeneity of Patenting and Implications for Basic Research
Czarnitzki, Dirk; Glanzel, Wolfgang; Hussinger, Katrin
2009In Research Policy
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Keywords :
Entrepreneurial universities; Academic inventors; Industry-science links; Patents; Technology transfer
Abstract :
[en] The increasing commercialization of university discoveries has initiated a controversy on the impact for scientific research. It has been argued that an increasing orientation towards commercialization may have a negative impact on more fundamental research efforts in science. Several scholars have therefore analyzed the relationship between publication and patenting activity of university researchers, and most articles report positive correlations between patenting and publishing activities of scientists. However, previous studies do not account for heterogeneity of patenting activities. This paper explores the incidence of patenting and publishing of scientists distinguishing between corporate patents and patents assigned to non-profit organizations for a largesample of professors active in Germany. While patents assigned to nonprofit organizations (incl. individual ownership of the professors themselves) complement publication quantity and quality, patents assigned to corporations are negatively related to quantity and quality of publication output.
Disciplines :
Strategy & innovation
Author, co-author :
Czarnitzki, Dirk
Glanzel, Wolfgang
Hussinger, Katrin ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
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Heterogeneity of Patenting and Implications for Basic Research
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Journal title :
Research Policy
Publisher :
Elsevier Science
Peer reviewed :
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