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The determinants of faculty patenting behavior: Demographics or opportunities?

The determinants of faculty patenting behavior: Demographics or opportunities?,10.1016/j.jebo.2006.05.015,Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,

The determinants of faculty patenting behavior: Demographics or opportunities?   (Citations: 39)
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We examine the individual, contextual, and institutional determinants of faculty patenting behavior in a panel dataset of 3862 academic life scientists. Using discrete time hazard rate models and fixed effects logistic models, we find that patenting events are preceded by a flurry of publications, even holding constant time-invariant scientific talent and the latent patentability of a scientist’s research. Whereas previous research emphasized that academic patenters are more accomplished on average than their non-patenting counterparts, our findings suggest that patenting behavior is also a function of scientific opportunities. This result has important implications for the public policy debate surrounding academic patenting.
Journal: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization - J ECON BEHAV ORGAN , vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 599-623, 2007
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    • ...Some of them showed that individual characteristics play an important role (D’Este and Patel 2005; Azagra-Caro 2007; Link et al. 2007)...

    Julia Melkerset al. Boundary-spanning in emerging technology research: determinants of fun...

    • ...This phenomenon may be caused by the uncertainties regarding the increasing university patenting activity that would affect the quantity, quality or focus of their scientific research efforts and publication [16]...
    • ...Yet, more and more studies have argued that university patenting may not influence the outcome of scientific research at universities [19] and in turn patenting could bring more better scientific outcomes [16, 20, 21]...
    • ...The former can be accumulated by the implementation of applying patent and the absorption of the knowledge of patent [16, 36]...

    Teh-Yuan Chang. The management of the role of patent attorneys during university paten...

    • ...Martin 2003), and empirical investigations have found that institutional affiliation affects the likelihood to patent (Azoulay et al. 2007)...
    • ...Finally, it should be added that there are also many individual differences between academics in their interest in patenting, and their entrepreneurial activities may be due to very specific scientific opportunities that emerge irregularly over an academic career (Azoulay et al. 2007)...
    • ...This may happen in either direction: if patenting opens up new scientific opportunities, leads to new ideas, creates/maintains scientific networks etc., or if patenting is the result of particular scientific opportunities (Azoulay et al. 2007; Breschi et al. 2005)...
    • ...Patenting is most often seen as a result of new scientific opportunities, as the most fine-grained analyses show how patenting is often preceded by ‘‘bursts’’ of publishing (Azoulay et al. 2007; also Breschi et al. 2005)...
    • ...Azoulay et al. 2007; Breschi et al. 2005; Calderini and Franzoni 2004; Calderini et al. 2007; Meyer 2006; Stephan et al. 2007; Van Looy et al. 2006)...

    Antje Klitkouet al. The relationship between academic patenting and scientific publishing ...

    • ...More often, the sex is just one more variable to be considered in the analysis of different aspects of research performance such as the influence of institutional factors on patenting activity, the relationship between technology transfer and research output or the differences in the propensity to patent across fields (see Whittington and Smith-Doerr 2005; Azoulay et al. 2007; Whittington and Smith-Doerr 2008)...
    • ...On the other hand, several studies reveal that not only there are fewer women in the most technology-oriented fields, but also they patent at a lower rate than men (Whittington and Smith-Doerr 2005; Azoulay et al. 2007; Ding et al. 2006)...

    Elba MauleonMarõ ´et al. Male and female involvement in patenting activity in Spain

    • ...(henceforth IPTW) approach [8], [11], a method that is widely accepted in biostatistics for estimating average treatment effects in observational studies [31], [52], which tackles the problem of endogenous selection into treatment in a way which is similar to other propensity-scores matching techniques.11...
    • ...As in Azoulay et al. [8], we adopted the “stabilized” version of the IPTW methodology; hence, we estimated separate regressions with different specifications for the numerator and the denominator of the weights...
    • ...11[53]. 12see [8] for details. Authorized licensed use limited to: IEEE Xplore...
    • ...Azoulay et al. [8] tried to overcome such drawbacks by constructingtwoalternative metrics:thefirstisbasedontheproportion of publications in which the researcher appears in the first and last position of the authors’ list...

    Mario Calderiniet al. The Unequal Benefits of Academic Patenting for Science and Engineering...

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