Books

David B. Audretsch, Stephan Heblich & Oliver Falck, Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2011).

Abstract: This Handbook analyses the foundations, social desirability, institutions and geography of innovation and entrepreneurship. Leading researchers use their outstanding expertise to investigate various aspects in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship such as growth, knowledge production and spillovers, technology transfer, the organization of the firm, industrial policy, financing, small firms and start-ups, and entrepreneurship education as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur.  

Robert Carr, A Proposal for a Framework for Measuring and Evaluating Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratories to Industry, in From Lab to Market: Commercialization of Public Sector Technology (Sulieman K. Kassicieh & H. Raymond Radosevich ed., 1994).

CASES ON TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION: ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESSES AND PITFALLS (S. Ann Becker & Robert E. Niebuhr, eds. 2010).

Product Description (from publisher):   This book presents cases on theory, research, and practice in the areas of technology transfer, innovation, and commercialization, offering illustrations and examples of entrepreneurial successes and pitfalls in university, industry, government, and international settings.

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship, (Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, & Mike Wright eds., 2014).

Abstract (from publisher): As state support and federal research funding dwindle, universities are increasingly viewing their intellectual property portfolios as lucrative sources of potential revenue.  Nearly all research universities now have a technology transfer office to manage their intellectual property, but many are struggling to navigate this new world of university-industry partnerships. Given the substantial investment in academic research and millions of dollars potentially at stake, identifying best practices in university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship is of paramount importance.

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship is the first definitive source to synthesize state-of-the-art research in this arena. Edited by three of the foremost experts in the field, the handbook presents evidence from entrepreneurs, administrators, regulators, and professors in numerous disciplines. Together they address the key managerial and policy implications through chapters on how to sustain successful research ventures, ways to stimulate academic entrepreneurship, maintain effective open innovation strategies, and improve the performance of university technology transfer offices.

Suleiman K. Kassicieh & H. Raymond Radosevich, From Lab to Market: Commercialization of Public Sector Technology (1994).

Abstract (from Powell’s): Most derived from a March 1993 conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 33 papers by entrepreneurs, academics, and policy makers review issues involved in turning private profit from publicly funded scientific research in government, university, and other laboratories; and advise the ambitious on how to slip the golden egg from one nest to another without riling up the goose. The sections cover the importance of commercialization, the roles of the various participants, mechanisms and processes, and prescriptive paradigms.

Robert E. Litan, Handbook on Law, Innovation & Growth (2011).

Abstract: This Handbook provides breakthrough analyses on an important, cutting-edge topic: the connections between the legal system, both in substance and process, and innovation and growth. Arguably the most important intellectual development in legal scholarship and judicial decision-making over the past four decades has been the increasing use of economic modes of analysis in legal reasoning. The Handbook on Law, Innovation and Growth sheds new light on the linkages between innovation, growth and the legal system, answering questions that will help policymakers better understand and implement the law in an effort to advance economic welfare. This Handbook brings together many prominent scholars to examine the features of the legal infrastructure that affect both innovation and growth. Individual chapters, including “Why do entrepreneurs patent?” and “National technology transfer mechanisms” explore different legal subject areas, in most cases offering recommendations for rule changes that could accelerate growth, primarily in the context of the US economy. The introductory chapter cohesively ties all of the contributions together and explains why it is time for legal scholarship and research to move in a new direction. Surpassing other literature on the subject, this landmark Handbook is certainly a critical volume for any student or scholar of law and economics.

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