Supporting academic entrepreneurship: cross-country evidence in Europe

Author/s Paola Giuri, Rosa Grimaldi, Elisa Villani
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/4
Language English Pages 22 P. 215-236 File size 93 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2014-004010
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TTOs have been considered the most important instrument for universities to support and develop academic entrepreneurship. Various policies and instruments can be implemented by TTOs to support the commercialization of academic knowledge. We focus on factors such as TTOs’ governance and their internal organization, the mission/ strategy underlying their activities, and the national and specific constrains under which they work to better understand the role of TTOs and the role of universities as facilitators (or inhibitors) of academic entrepreneurship. Using the data from a survey developed under the FinKT (Financing Knowledge Transfer in Europe) project, we provide evidence on the support that academic, European TTOs offer to academic entrepreneurship using a cross-country lens.

Keywords: TTOs, technology transfer, survey data, multi-country analysis

Jel codes: M10, M13, C42

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Paola Giuri, Rosa Grimaldi, Elisa Villani, Supporting academic entrepreneurship: cross-country evidence in Europe in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 4/2014, pp 215-236, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2014-004010