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Maximising the potential of university spin-outS: The development of second-order commercialisation activities

Leitch, Claire and Harrison, Richard (2005) Maximising the potential of university spin-outS: The development of second-order commercialisation activities. R & D Management, 35 (3). pp. 257-272. ISSN 0033-6807

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Abstract

This paper examines the dynamics of university spin-out company development, based on an in-depth, longitudinal case study of some of the spin-out activities of one of the longest established technology transfer organisations in the UK. The different types of resource flows between this organisation and some of the companies in which it has a stake are discussed. Specifically, the paper considers the efficacy and appropriateness of the university technology transfer office (TTO) becoming involved in what we term second-order spin-out activities. These are spin-out companies that have been formed on technology developed in a spin-out company, or by people working in that spin-out, but which have no substantive connection with the research or personnel base of the university. We argue that in a peripheral non-technology intensive regional economy, the role of the TTO may be more wideranging than has been commonly assumed and may include a focus on regional economic development as well as the commercialisation of university-based research.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: R & D Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
ID Code: 55489
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2012 10:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:42
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55489

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