Title: Variables influencing industrial funding of academic research in Italy: an empirical analysis
Authors: Giovanni S.F. Bruno, Luigi Orsenigo
Addresses: Bocconi University, Istituto di Economia Politica (IEP), Via Gobbi 5, 20136 Milan, Italy. Department for Mechanical Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy
Abstract: This paper aims at an empirical analysis of industry-academia links by using Italian data on performance of university departments and institutes to attract funding from industrial sources. The investigation shows that conventional political strategies to support industry-academia links by building up intermediary organisations might fail, as industry is mainly interested in excellent academic quality.
Keywords: university-industry linkages; models of academic systems; industrial demand; funding of university research.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.26 No.2/3/4, pp.277 - 302
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