Fathers’ patenting behavior and the propensity of offspring to patent: an intergenerational analysis

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

Abstract: In this paper we show that the patenting behavior of innovators is correlated with the patenting behavior of their fathers. Our argument for exploring this relationship stems from established theories of entrepreneurial behavior, specifically theories on intergenerational behavior. Our empirical analyses are based on survey data collected from MIT’s Technology Review (TR) winners.

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Journal of Technology Transfer 38, 332–340 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-012-9277-4
Language: English
Date: 2013
patents, innovation, intergenerational behavior, occupational choice, creativity

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