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Knowledge Commercialization and Valorization in Regional Economic Development

Edited by Tüzin Baycan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
The commercialization of academic knowledge is increasingly seen as a potential economic development model, particularly for improving the capabilities and economic performance of regions. This insightful volume investigates the emerging factors in knowledge commercialization from an international perspective and highlights research agendas and challenges to be met across academia, industry and government.
Extent: 304 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 406 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
The commercialization of academic knowledge is increasingly seen as a potential economic development model, particularly for improving the capabilities and economic performance of regions. This insightful volume investigates the emerging factors in knowledge commercialization from an international perspective and highlights research agendas and challenges to be met across academia, industry and government.

The expert contributors focus specifically on the new role of universities in regional economic development through knowledge commercialization, as well as university-industry interaction and the factors that influence knowledge and technology transfer. They explore ‘knowledge commercialization’ in the US, ‘knowledge valorization’ in Europe, and technology transfer dynamics in China. A forum for discussion of whether, why, and how commercialization and valorization of knowledge can lead to higher levels of innovation and economic development from an international perspective is also provided.

This thought-provoking book will prove a stimulating read for academics, students and researchers with an interest in regional economics, regional studies and knowledge management.
Contributors: J. Aberman, Z.J. Acs, T. Baycan, T. Buddingh’, M. Fernández-Esquinas, E. Feser, H. Goldstein, V. Grinevich, M. Ljunggren, E. Masurel, X.-f. Meng, D.J. Miller, P. Nijkamp, G.H.F. Noltes, A. Piccaluga, H. Pinto, K. Rao, A. Rehbogen, R.R. Stough, M. van Geenhuizen, P. van Hemert, P. Vulto, H. Westlund
Contents:

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Knowledge Commercialization and Valorization in Regional Economic Development: New Perspectives and Challenges
Tüzin Baycan

PART II: UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE COMMERCIALIZATION AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2. Backing the Horse or the Jockey? University Knowledge Commercialization in the Entrepreneurial Age
David J. Miller and Zoltan J. Acs

3. Knowledge Spillovers and Commercialization in Universities and their Regions
Roger R. Stough, Jonathan Aberman, Tüzin Baycan and Paul Vulto

4. University Engagement and Knowledge Commercialization: An Analysis of Faculty Attitudes
Harvey Goldstein and Alexander Rehbogen

5. Professors’ Attitude to Collaboration and Central Infrastructure for Collaboration: An Analysis of Social Capital Establishment Within Higher Education Institutions
Maria Ljunggren and Hans Westlund

6. Entrepreneurship Education in the Research-Intensive Entrepreneurial University
Edward Feser

PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER DYNAMICS AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
7. Valorization of University Knowledge: What are the Barriers and Can ‘Living Labs’ Provide Solutions?
Marina van Geenhuizen

8. The Influence of Cross-Border Knowledge Interaction on the Relation between Key Subsystems of the RIS and Innovation Performance of Dutch SMEs
Patricia van Hemert, Peter Nijkamp and Enno Masurel

9. Region-Specific Productivity Competitiveness and the University-Industry Interface
Vadim Grinevich

10. Exploring Knowledge-Transfer Dynamics in a South European Region: Breadth, Intensity and Informality of University-Industry Interactions in Andalusia
Hugo Pinto and Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

11. Performance Measurement in Business Incubators: Empirical Evidence from Europe
Gregor H.F. Noltes, Enno Masurel and Toon Buddingh’

12. The Impact of Human Resource Factors on University Patent Technology Transfer Activities in China – Based on the Analysis of Provincial Panel Data
Kai Rao, Andrea Piccaluga and Xian-Fei Meng

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