In a context characterized by public spending reviews and research funding short- ages, governments in several countries are putting pressure on universities to in- crease their applied research activity, intensify their interaction with industry, and attract funding from the nonacademic domain. The economic literature provides rich evidence on the convergence between institutional factors and individual-level characteristics that are influencing university involvement in knowledge transfer activities. The aim of this article is to investigate the impact of universities’ regulation of knowledge transfer activities on the institutional capability to raise funding from research contracts and consultancies. Based on extensive depart- ment-level data on university funding, we address the characteristics of institu- tional knowledge transfer practices and investigate how these activities influence the intensity of funding to Italian universities.
|Titolo:||University regulation and university– industry interaction: a performance analysis of Italian academic departments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|