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Title: University research and industry involvement : three essays on the effects and determinants of industry collaboration and commercialisation in academia
Author: Meissner, Cornelia
ISNI:       0000 0004 2696 9725
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis investigates the factors influencing an academics involvement with industry and how these collaborations a¤ect research outputs in terms of publications and patents. It employs a longitudinal dataset that comprises more than 4000 engineering academics over 20 years and a smaller subsample of 479 academics over 12 years and uses robust econometric approaches to address issues of unobserved heterogeneity and endogeneity. Collaboration with industry is measured through two funding modes: (1) funding received from industry directly and (2) funding from the research council that involves business partners. The thesis is unique in its ability to measure two distinct types of funding over a long time period and compare these to commercialisation efforts of academics. It analyses the relationship between both activities and relates it to academics publication numbers. Considering all three activities jointly allows some new insights into their complementarities as well as identifying possible substitution effects.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HB Economic Theory