Universities as Research Partners

47 Pages Posted: 21 May 2000 Last revised: 22 May 2021

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Bronwyn H. Hall

University of California at Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Albert Link

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

John T. Scott

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 2000

Abstract

Universities are a key institution in the US innovation system and an important aspect of their involvement is the role they play in Private-Public Partnering activities. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of the performance of university-industry research partnerships using a sample survey of pre-commercial research projects funded the U.S. government's Advanced Technology Program. Although results must be interpreted cautiously due to the small size of the sample, the study finds that projects with university involvement tend to be in areas involving new' science and therefore experience more difficulty and delay but also are more likely not to be aborted prematurely. We interpret this finding to imply that universities are contributing to basic research awareness and insight among the partners in ATP-funded projects.

Suggested Citation

Hall, Bronwyn H. and Link, Albert N. and Scott, John T., Universities as Research Partners (April 2000). NBER Working Paper No. w7643, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=228118

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John T. Scott

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics ( email )

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