The creation of University Spin-Off companies (USOs) is one of the most visible form of commercialization of university research. To date, there is scant and mixed evidence about USOs and their performance, thus producing a debate about their impact on the economy and society and about the legitimization of policies to support their development. In this paper, we address this gap by providing evidence about the growth strategies and performances of USOs in the Italian context. We analyze the population of 935 USOs spun-off from Italian public universities since 2000, highlighting potential avenues for future research on this important topic.

Bolzani, D., Fini, R., Grimaldi, R., Sobrero, M., University Spin-Offs and their impact: Longitudinal evidence from Italy, <<ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE>>, 2014; (41(4)): 237-263. [doi:10.3280/POLI2014-004011] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/108630]

University Spin-Offs and their impact: Longitudinal evidence from Italy

Bolzani, Daniela
;
2014

Abstract

The creation of University Spin-Off companies (USOs) is one of the most visible form of commercialization of university research. To date, there is scant and mixed evidence about USOs and their performance, thus producing a debate about their impact on the economy and society and about the legitimization of policies to support their development. In this paper, we address this gap by providing evidence about the growth strategies and performances of USOs in the Italian context. We analyze the population of 935 USOs spun-off from Italian public universities since 2000, highlighting potential avenues for future research on this important topic.
Inglese
Bolzani, D., Fini, R., Grimaldi, R., Sobrero, M., University Spin-Offs and their impact: Longitudinal evidence from Italy, <<ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE>>, 2014; (41(4)): 237-263. [doi:10.3280/POLI2014-004011] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/108630]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10807/108630
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 25
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact