This article analyzes the influence of universities on Italian firms’ probability to innovate. Using firm level data, we focus on institutionalized technology transfer (TT) activities in universities, namely spinoffs, patents, and research contracts. Results show that TT activities play a significant role in the probability to innovate by Italian manufacturing firms located in the same province as the university. Nevertheless, the effect is not uniform: the contribution of university TT activities to the probability of firms’ innovating is concentrated in certain territorial areas (North-East and Center) and sectors (science based and scale intensive) and among firms that are large.

University Technology Transfer and Manufacturing Innovation: The case of Italy

CARDAMONE, Paola;PUPO, Valeria;RICOTTA, Fernanda
2015

Abstract

This article analyzes the influence of universities on Italian firms’ probability to innovate. Using firm level data, we focus on institutionalized technology transfer (TT) activities in universities, namely spinoffs, patents, and research contracts. Results show that TT activities play a significant role in the probability to innovate by Italian manufacturing firms located in the same province as the university. Nevertheless, the effect is not uniform: the contribution of university TT activities to the probability of firms’ innovating is concentrated in certain territorial areas (North-East and Center) and sectors (science based and scale intensive) and among firms that are large.
universities and technology transfer ; manufacturing firms; innovation
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