On the Growth of U.S. Science Parks

Posted: 24 Nov 2009

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Albert Link

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics

Kevin Link

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

A brief history of science parks in the U.S. from the early 1950s onward is traced. There is no generally accepted definition of science parks, but definitions include: (1) a real estate development, (2) an organizational program of activities for technology programs, or (3) a partnership among academic institutions, government, and the private sector. In 2002, 50 directors of science parks were interviewed. The findings, based on the interviews, lead to a new taxonomy of U.S. science parks, consisting of: real estate parks with no university affiliation, university research parks with tenant criteria, and university research parks with no tenant criteria. Explores which types of parks grow more rapidly.Real-estate parks tend to be larger than university-related parks. Most parks do not have an incubator facility. (CBS)

Keywords: Association of University Related Research Parks, High technology firms, Startups, Research parks, Colleges & universities

Suggested Citation

Link, Albert N. and Link, Kevin, On the Growth of U.S. Science Parks (2003). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511562

Albert N. Link (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics ( email )

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Kevin Link

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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