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dc.contributor.authorGrimpe, Christophen_US
dc.contributor.authorHussinger, Katrinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:19:15Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:19:15Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27557-
dc.description.abstractLiterature has identified formal and informal channels in university technology transfer. While formal technology transfer typically involves a legal contract on a patent or on collaborative research activities, informal transfer channels refer to personal contacts and hence to the tacit dimension of knowledge transfer. Research is, however, scarce regarding the interaction of formal and informal transfer mechanisms. In this paper, we analyze whether these activities are mutually reinforcing, i.e. complementary. Our analysis is based on a comprehensive dataset of more than 2,000 German manufacturing firms. We perform direct and indirect tests for the complementarity of formal and informal technology transfer. Our results confirm a complementary relationship: using both transfer channels contributes to higher innovation performance. The management of the firm should therefore strive to maintain close informal relationships with universities to realize the full potential of formal technology transfer.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x08-080en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelL24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUniversity technology transferen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomplementarityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovation performanceen_US
dc.subject.stwForschungskooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwInformelle Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Forschungen_US
dc.subject.stwErfolgsfaktoren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleFormal and Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Complementarity Effects and Innovation Performanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn582110203en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7422-

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