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Commercializing university research in transition economies: Technology transfer offices or direct industrial funding?

Maksim Belitski, Anna Aginskaja and Radzivon Marozau ()

Research Policy, 2019, vol. 48, issue 3, 601-615

Abstract: There is a paucity of knowledge on research commercialization by university scientists worldwide. The objective of this paper is to identify the role that Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) and direct Industrial Funding play in university research commercialization in transition economies of Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan during 2015–2017. We do this by developing a novel database and a multi-level model which explains how individual attributes, organizational and ecosystem characteristics explain the extent of knowledge commercialization.

Keywords: Technology transfer offices; Industry funding; Knowledge spillover; Knowledge transfer; Academic entrepreneurship; Transition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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