University professors and early stage research commercialisation: an empirical test of the knowledge corridor theory

Jonas Gabrielsson, Diamanto Politis, Joakim Tell
  • International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, January 2012, Inderscience Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1504/ijttc.2012.052421

University professors and early stage research commercialisation

What is it about?

In this study, we test the knowledge corridor theory as an explanation of university professors' involvement in the early stages of research commercialisation.

Why is it important?

The Results shows that not only entrepreneurial experience but also private sector work experience significantly influence the ability to identify and develop business ideas based on research. Moreover, the analysis shows that research-based business idea generation increases faster for professors with private sector work experience who as well have more time for research in their positions.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Joakim Tell and Jonas Gabrielsson