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Not in the job description: The commercial activities of academic scientists and engineers

Wesley M. Cohen, Henry Sauermann, Paula Stephan

NBER Working Paper No. 24769
Issued in June 2018, Revised in September 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank participants in conferences and seminars as well as several other colleagues for extremely valuable feedback. We thank Saul Lach and Mark Schankerman for access to royalty sharing data. We thank the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its support and the National Science Foundation for providing access to the restricted-use SDR data. However, “the use of NSF data does not imply NSF endorsement of the research methods or conclusions contained in this report.” The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Paula Stephan ----

The authors acknowledge support from Regione Piemonte for the GlobSci project and from the IPE Program, National Bureau of Economic Research. Stephan acknowledges support from the European Commission (FP7) Project "An Observatorium for Science in Society Based in Social Models - SISOB" Contract no. FP7 266588 and Collegio Carlo Alberto Project "Researcher Mobility and Scientific Performance.

Stephan also is supported by a contract for research on the productivity of scientists from AIR, with funding initially coming from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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