University Technology Transfer: How (in-)efficient are French universities?

Curi, Claudia and Daraio, Cinzia and Llerena, Patrick (2012) University Technology Transfer: How (in-)efficient are French universities? Technical Report. Department of Computer and System Sciences Antonio Ruberti .


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This paper presents the first assessment of the efficiency of the technology transfer operated by the French university system and its main determinants. The analysis is based on a detailed and original database of 51 TTOs, categorized by type of university they belong to, over the period 2003-2007. Overall, we find a low level of efficiency and both intra-category and inter-categories efficiency variation. The analysis of determinants showed that French TTOs efficiency depends extensively on the nature of the category (with universities specialised in science and engineering being the most efficient ones), on institutional and environmental characteristics. We found that both the seniority of TTO and size of the university have a positive effect. In terms of environmental variables, the intensity of R&D activity (both private and public) has a positive impact; however, in terms of growth rate, only the Private R&D activity seems to be the main driver. Lastly, we find that the presence of a university-related hospital is detrimental for the efficiency. An extended discussion of the results within the existing literature is also offered.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 370 Educazione (classificare qui l'Istruzione, l'Educazione di base, la Pedagogia) > 378 Educazione superiore (classificare qui l’educazione dei college, l’educazione universitaria, le università)
Depositing User: Sapienza Università di Roma Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 09:21

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