Title: Parent research provider environments and the early stage development of spin-off companies

Authors: John Yencken, Murray Gillin

Addresses: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia. ' Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Abstract: Recent research into the early stages of development of new spin-off ventures generated by universities and other public sector research providers has shown how the new venture|s development has been closely linked to the research commercialisation and technology transfer strategies, resources, and practices of the parent research provider. Survey and qualitative interview transcript data from 22 case studies of such new ventures in Australia and Scotland have been used to explore the relevance of archetypes for research commercialisation support and how they relate to the organisational paradigms of the various parent research provider organisations.

Keywords: research commercialisation; entrepreneurship; innovation; universities; spin-off ventures; technology transfer; Australia; Scotland; commercialisation support; universities; public sector research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2006.008655

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2006 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.102 - 122

Available online: 13 Jan 2006 *

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