Cross-sectional analysis of university technology commercialization initiatives

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Show simple item record Burns, Michael Owen 2008-06-06T17:24:12Z 2008-06-06T17:24:12Z 2008-06-06T17:24:12Z
dc.description.abstract The promulgation of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, a declining share of federal research expenditures to the university, and the enforcement of intellectual property rights have contributed to the evolution of university research missions. This thesis sought to understand how the intellectual property policies and commercialization initiatives at research universities affect their commercialization activities and intensity. The ability of universities to engage in commercialization activities is dependent on the willingness of the researchers to disclose their inventions. We used cross-sectional data from AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) and other sources to evaluate the effect universities intellectual property policies and other factors on faculty willingness to disclose their inventions and discoveries. The research revealed that universities' commercialization efforts have been intensifying over the years and across the institution. Intellectual property policies were found to have insignificant effect on the number of disclosures. This supports earlier research that has shown many faculty members were ignorant about such policies. On the other hand, licensing revenue, which basically goes to fund future research, was a very significant factor in disclosures and hence commercialization initiatives at universities. en
dc.description.sponsorship Kansas Wheat Commission en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Intellectual Property en
dc.subject Cross-Sectional en
dc.subject Commercialization en
dc.subject Technology Transfer en
dc.title Cross-sectional analysis of university technology commercialization initiatives en
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en
dc.description.advisor Vincent R. Amanor-Boadu en
dc.subject.umi Economics, Agricultural (0503) en 2008 en August en

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