Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157861
Authors: 
Goel, Rajeev K.
Göktepe-Hultén, Devrim
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 2079
Abstract: 
This paper provides insights into the behavior of academic patentees who choose to bypass in-house Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs). TTOs have gained favor in recent years as academic institutions have tried to increase commercialization of their inventions. Using a large sample of researchers at a leading German Public Research Organisation (PRO), results show that patentees in physical and life sciences, those with doctoral degrees, and those with greater job experience are more likely to bypass TTOs. Different forms of industry interactions, including working in industry, industry cooperation and industry consulting, all make TTO-bypassing more likely, with some interesting differences across gender. On the other hand, internal leadership position as a research group leader, German citizenship and risk attitudes do no exert significant influences on the propensity to bypass TTOs.
Subjects: 
patents
Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
Public Research Organisation (PRO)
industry interactions
gender
Germany
JEL: 
O31
O34
D23
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
600.51 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.