Academic Entrepreneurship (New Horizons in Entrepreneurship Series): University Spinoffs and Wealth Creation

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Overview

"Scott Shane provides in-depth analysis of the four major factors that jointly influence spinoff activity: the university and societal environment, the technology developed at universities, the industries in which spinoffs operate, and the people involved. He documents the process of company creation, focusing on the formation of spinoffs, the transformation of the spinoff's technology into new products and services, the identification and exploitation of a market for these new products and services and the acquisition of financial resources. Also detailed are the factors that enhance and inhibit the performance of university spinoffs, as well as the effect that they have on the institutions that spawn them." Authoritative and highly readable, this volume will appeal to scholars researching the spinoff phenomenon, university technology transfer officers, inventors, policymakers, external entrepreneurs and investors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843764540
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/4/2004
  • Series: New Horizons in Entrepreneurship Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Why do university spinoffs matter? 15
3 University spinoffs in historical perspective 40
4 Variation in spinoff activities across institutions 67
5 Environmental influences on spinoff activity 91
6 The types of technology that lead to university spinoffs 103
7 The industries where spinoffs occur 139
8 The role of people in university spinoffs 151
9 The process of spinoff company creation 165
10 The process of spinoff development 178
11 The financing of university spinoffs 223
12 The performance of university spinoffs 240
13 The problems with university spinoffs 277
14 Conclusions 293
References 311
Index 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    This Book Explains Google

    This book explains what makes university spinoff companies a success. Anyone thinking of buying Google shares in its IPO should read this book. It's the only one I can find that offers insight into how companies like Google get born at universities.

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