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Title:We need to talk: Or do we? Geographic distance and the commercialization of technologies from public research PDF Logo
Authors:Bünstorf, Guido
Schacht, Alexander
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2011,061
Abstract:Using a new dataset with detailed geographic information about licensing activities of the Max Planck Society, Germany's largest non-university public research organization, we analyze how the probability and magnitude of commercial success are affected by geographic distance between licensors and licensees. Our evidence suggests that proximity is not generally associated with superior commercialization outcomes. A negative association between distance and commercialization success is identified only for the specific cases of, first, spin-off licensees located outside Germany and, second, foreign licensees within the subsample of inventions with multiple licensees.
Subjects:academic inventions
licensing
spin-off entrepreneurship
geographic distance
JEL:L24
L26
O34
R30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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