Harrison, Richard and Leitch, Claire (2010) Voodoo institution or entrepreneurial university? The role of spin-out companies in the entrepreneurial system. Regional Studies, 44 (9). pp. 1241-1262. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
University spin-off companies occupy a prominent position in both government and university policies and aspirations for the commercialization of university research for economic benefit at regional and national levels. However, most university spin-off companies start small and remain small, reflecting founder aspirations, capabilities, and resource endowments. Based on detailed analysis of university spin-offs in Northern Ireland, it is concluded that these companies are technology lifestyle businesses not dynamic high-growth potential start-ups, and it is suggested that the prominence given to spin-offs in the analysis of technology transfer and in discussions of the economic impacts of universities is misplaced.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership|
|Deposited On:||29 Jun 2012 09:34|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:39|
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