Set them free: Scientists' perceptions of benefits and costs of university-industry research collaboration

2012, Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(5), 1117-1147

Valentina Tartari and Stefano Breschi

Collaborating with industry constitutes discretionary behavior of academics: it is shaped by the institutional environment and individual perceptions of the potential costs and benefits. Drawing on a large-scale survey of Italian university researcher, we find the sine his sin their decision two collaborate with industry is influenced by Perceived Threats to a researcher's academic freedom. Secrecy concerns do not participate Demonstrated betydelse wonder while the desire to Acquire additional resources influences the intensity of collaboration. We explore the implications of these findings for university-industry collaboration

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