Patenting, Commercialization, and US Academic Research in the 21st Century: The Resilience of Basic, Federally-Funded Open Science

The life sciences have been the most dynamic area of US university research and commercialization efforts over the past twenty-five years. Using unique data from a large representative sample of life scientists this work examines whether academic patenting and commercialization complement, substitute for, or “hold-up” other research activities. The results highlight the resilience of the basic, federally-funded open scientific research model. Our findings, in turn, underscore the fundamental importance of maintaining the public funding and commitment to the academic, scientific enterprise.


Issue Date:
2007-09
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/92139
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/92139
Total Pages:
31
Series Statement:
Staff Paper Series
513




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