nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2006‒06‒24
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmstrom
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. How do public laboratories collaborate with industry? New survey evidence from France By John Gabriel Goddard; Marc Isabelle

  1. By: John Gabriel Goddard (IMRI (Institut pour le Management de la Recherche et de l’Innovation), Université Paris-Dauphine); Marc Isabelle (CEA & IMRI (Institut pour le Management de la Recherche et de l’Innovation), Université Paris-Dauphine)
    Abstract: This paper uses a survey of 130 public laboratories in France to investigate collaborative activities of laboratories with industry. Our statistical analysis shows that knowledge and technology development and transfer occurs most frequently through collaborative and contract research, informal exchanges, conferences, and consortia. The main benefits from the perspective of laboratories are the tangible and intangible inputs received –funds, materials, research suggestions and data. The outputs of collaboration are most often theses and publications along with technological artefacts (new products & processes, software) while patents, licenses and copyrights are less frequent. Collaboration with industry leads laboratories to conduct research in a more timely and reliable way, as well as focused in more applied areas.
    Keywords: university-industry collaborations, knowledge and technology transfer, public-private research partnerships, economics of science, France
    JEL: L33 O31 O32
    Date: 2006–04

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