NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Shirking, Sharing Risk, and Shelving: The Role of University License Contracts

Marie Thursby, Jerry Thursby, Emmanuel Dechenaux

NBER Working Paper No. 11128
Issued in February 2005

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We thank Ajay Agrawal, Ashish Arora, Irwin Feller, Josh Lerner, Yann Meniere, Fiona Mur- ray, Richard Nelson, Arti Rai, and participants of workshops at Emory University, Harvard Business School, the University of California at Los Angeles, the NBER Entrepreneurship and Higher Education Meetings, the International Industrial Organization Conference at Northwestern University, and the Georgia Tech Roundtable for Research on Engineering Entrepreneurship for comments. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Alan and Mildred Peterson Foundation through the Purdue University Technology Transfer Initiative. Thursby and Thursby acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation (SES0094573) and Kauffman Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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