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Do technology entrepreneurship and external relationships always promote technology transfer? Evidence from Korean public research organizations

Hosung Son, Yanghon Chung and Heeju Hwang

Technovation, 2019, vol. 82-83, 1-15

Abstract: This study aims to investigate the effects of public research organizations' technology entrepreneurship and external relationships on technology transfer performance. The results show that the degree of public research organizations-industry collaboration has a negative effect on public research organizations’ spin-off creation but positive effects on their technology license agreements and licensing income. In addition, both organizational- and individual-level technology entrepreneurship positively affect public research organizations’ technology licensing income and, simultaneously, have a negative moderating effect on the relationship between the degree of public research organizations-industry collaboration and spin-off creation. Therefore, public research organizations’ top managements and policy makers should consider these different mechanisms and the double-edged sword effects of external relationships when they formulate strategies or policies for technology commercialization.

Keywords: Public research organization; Technology entrepreneurship; External relationship; Technology transfer; Technology commercialization; Technology license; Spin-off (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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