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The Double-Edged Sword of Industry Collaboration: Evidence from Engineering Academics in the UK

Banal-Estanol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Lawson, C. (2015). The Double-Edged Sword of Industry Collaboration: Evidence from Engineering Academics in the UK. Research Policy, 44(6), pp. 1160-1175. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.02.006

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This paper studies the impact of university‐industry collaboration on academic research output. We analyze the channels through which the degree of industry collaboration may be affecting research output. We exploit a unique longitudinal dataset on all the researchers in all the engineering departments of 40 major universities in the UK for the last 20 years. We use an innovative measure of collaboration based on the fraction of public research grants that include industry partners. Our empirical findings corroborate that the relationship between collaboration degree and publication rates is curvilinear, and shed some light on the selection mechanisms at work. Our results are robust to several econometric methods, measures of research output, and subsamples of academics.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: Industry-science links; Research collaboration; Basic vs. applied research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 10:53
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