Research Output From University-Industry Collaborative Projects

Banal-Estanol, A., Macho-Stadler, I. & Pérez-Castrillo, D. (2013). Research Output From University-Industry Collaborative Projects. Economic Development Quarterly, 27(1), pp. 71-81. doi: 10.1177/0891242412472535

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We study collaborative and noncollaborative projects that are supported by government grants. First, we propose a theoretical framework to analyze optimal decisions in these projects. Second, we test our hypotheses with a unique data set containing academic publications and research funds for all academics at the major university engineering departments in the United Kingdom. We find that the type of the project (measured by its level of appliedness) increases the type of both the university and firm partners. Also, the quality of the project (number and impact of the publications) increases with the quality of the researcher and firm, and with the affinity in the partners' preferences. The collaboration with firms increases the quality of the project only when the firms' characteristics make them valuable partners.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 by SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords: industry-science links, research collaborations, basic versus applied research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Economics

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