Knowledge resources for university spinoffs: the role of the academic entrepreneur

Ho, M
Wilson, MG
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Academy of Management

The article discusses the commercialization of the scientific and technological knowledge that originates at universities. While this commercialization has been credited as fostering economic growth, innovation, and wealth creation, the processes by which academic entrepreneurs build organizations to create this wealth has been unexplored. The authors use a multiple-case study design on three human pharmaceutical biotechnology spinoffs to determine the ways in which university spinoffs become successful.

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, vol.2007, pp.1 - 6
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