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A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Decision to Locate on a University Research Park

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dennis P. Leyden, Associate Professor (Creator)
Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: University research parks constitute a potentially important mechanism for university technology transfer and regional economic development. Unfortunately, there is little theoretical and empirical evidence on the firm-level choice decision to locate on such a facility. We fill this gap by outlining and testing a theoretical model of this selection process. Our empirical results suggest that firms locating on university research park are more research active and more diversified than observationally equivalent firms.

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Publication
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2008, 55(1): 23-8.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Science Parks, R&D, Productivity, University Technology Transfer