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Universities as Research Partners

Bronwyn H. Hall, Albert N. Link, John T. Scott

NBER Working Paper No. 7643
Issued in April 2000
NBER Program(s):   PR

Universities are a key institution in the US innovation system and an important aspect of their involvement is the role they play in Private-Public Partnering activities. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of the performance of university-industry research partnerships using a sample survey of pre-commercial research projects funded the U.S. government's Advanced Technology Program. Although results must be interpreted cautiously due to the small size of the sample, the study finds that projects with university involvement tend to be in areas involving new' science and therefore experience more difficulty and delay but also are more likely not to be aborted prematurely. We interpret this finding to imply that universities are contributing to basic research awareness and insight among the partners in ATP-funded projects.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w7643

Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Albert N. Link and John T. Scott. "Universities As Research Partners," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, v85(2,May), 485-491. citation courtesy of

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