Analyzing the Effectiveness of University Technology Transfer: Implications for Entrepreneurship Education

Donald Siegel, Phillip H. Phan

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Abstract

We review and synthesize the burgeoning literature on institutions and agents engaged in the commercialization of university-based intellectual property. These studies indicate that institutional incentives and organizational practices play an important role in enhancing the effectiveness of technology transfer. We conclude that university technology transfer should be considered from a strategic perspective. Institutions that choose to stress the entrepreneurial dimension of technology transfer need to address skill deficiencies in technology transfer offices, reward systems that are inconsistent with enhanced entrepreneurial activity, and education/training for faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students relating to interactions with entrepreneurs. Business schools at these universities can play a major role in addressing these skill and educational deficiencies through the delivery of targeted programs to technology licensing officers and members of the campus community wishing to launch startup firms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
EditorsGary Libecap
Pages1-38
Number of pages38
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1048-4736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Siegel, D., & Phan, P. H. (2005). Analyzing the Effectiveness of University Technology Transfer: Implications for Entrepreneurship Education. In G. Libecap (Ed.), Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth (pp. 1-38). (Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth; Vol. 16). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1048-4736(05)16001-9