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Title:Industry funding of university research and scientific productivity PDF Logo
Authors:Hottenrott, Hanna
Thorwarth, Susanne
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 10-105 [rev.]
Abstract:University research provides valuable inputs to industrial innovation. It is therefore not surprising that private sector firms increasingly seek direct access through funding public R&D. This development, however, spurred concerns about possible negative long-run effects on scientific performance. While previous research mainly focused on a potential crowding-out of scientific publications through commercialization activities such as patenting or the formation of spin-off companies, we study the effects of direct funding from industry on professors' publication and patenting efforts. Our analysis on a sample of 678 professors at 46 higher education institutions in Germany shows that a higher share of industry funding of a professor's research budget results in a lower publication outcome both in terms of quantity and quality in subsequent years. For patents, we find that industry funding increases their quality measured by patent citations.
Subjects:Scientific Productivity
Research Funding
Academic Patents
Technology Transfer
JEL:O31
O32
O33
older Version:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43867
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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