María-Teresa Aceytuno, Celia Sánchez-López

Academic Career and the Propensity to Engage in Technology Transfer. The Case of the University of Huelva

The objective of this paper is analyzing the factors related to the academic and professional career that have influence over the propensity of university researchers to get involved into technology transfer activities. Our theoretical framework includes the factors that have been identified in the literature. This theoretical framework is contrasted for the case of the University of Huelva, finding the highest propensity in male pre-doctorate researchers on Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, highly productive in books and papers publishing in not tenure positions at university.

Keywords: University-industry technology transfer; individual factors; creation of spin-off firms; patents.

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