Impact of Regional Systems of Innovation on the Formation of University Spin-Offs by Biomedical Star Scientists

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2019-06-07
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Author: Thomas, V.J.
Abstract
Scientists in research universities can play a formative role in commercialising their inventions for the benefit of society. University spin-off formation is increasing in importance as an alternative to licensing, and can be impacted by both micro and macro-level factors of the regional system of innovation. However, there is limited understanding of the ways in which these factors can interact to enable the formation of university spin-offs. In this study we examine how the productivity of two biomedical star scientists in co-founding university spin-offs can be supported or constrained by other elements of the regional system of innovation. Recommendations are made for research universities seeking to foster entrepreneurship through university spin-off formation.Scientists in research universities can play a formative role in commercialising their inventions for the benefit of society. University spin-off formation is increasing in importance as an alternative to licensing, and can be impacted by both micro and macro-level factors of the regional system of innovation. However, there is limited understanding of the ways in which these factors can interact to enable the formation of university spin-offs. In this study we examine how the productivity of two biomedical star scientists in co-founding university spin-offs can be supported or constrained by other elements of the regional system of innovation. Recommendations are made for research universities seeking to foster entrepreneurship through university spin-off formation.
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Thomas, V.J. and Maine, E. (2019). Impact of regional systems of innovation on the formation of university spin-offs by biomedical star scientists, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 37(2), 271-287. DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2019.100108
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International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Document title
Impact of regional systems of innovation on the formation of university spin-offs by biomedical star scientists
Date
2019
Volume
37
Issue
2
First page
271
Last page
287
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