Balancing basic and applied research outputs: a study of the trade-offs between publishing and patenting
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This study examines the relationship between academic publications and patents. First, we use regression models to investigate those factors that act as potential drivers when considering papers and patents individually. Second, we run a cluster analysis in order to test whether universities follow different patterns in the way they align their resources in regard to research objectives. The empirical application considers the Spanish public higher education system for the period 2006–2010. The overarching conclusion is that cross-fertilisation relationships between academic research and its commercialisation are found. There are, however, important differences in how universities are disseminating research results, particularly when we analyse the resources and capabilities universities possess. Results also stress the need to look at contextual and normative factors.
CitationBerbegal-Mirabent, J.; Sabate, F. Balancing basic and applied research outputs: a study of the trade-offs between publishing and patenting. "Technology analysis and strategic management", Vol. 27, no. 10. 25 Juny 2015.