Innovaton and emulation: Lessons from American universities in selling private rights to public knowledge

Walter W. Powell*, Jason Owen-Smith, Jeannette A. Colyvas

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Abstract

American universities are purported to excel at technology transfer. This assumption, however, masks important features of American innovation. Attempts to emulate the US example must recognize the heterogeneity of its industries and institutions of higher education. Stanford University and the biomedical cluster in Boston, Massachusetts, illustrate the diversities that characterize this dynamic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalMinerva
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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