Collaboration portfolios and outcomes of nanotechnology research projects: a study of economic value creation and utilization of nanotechnologies in the Netherlands

Jansen, Mark (2010) Collaboration portfolios and outcomes of nanotechnology research projects: a study of economic value creation and utilization of nanotechnologies in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Several studies indicated the importance of the role of Public R&D in the technology transfer and commercialization of nanotechnology. So far, few studies focused on University Industry interaction and collaboration performance with a focus on the micro network of the projects. In this study strength, fit and structure characteristics were applied to the micro networks to investigate the impact of the composition of participant groups on performance of publicly funded multi-partner nanotechnology research projects. For this study a database was used on utilization of technology research projects from the Dutch Technology Foundation STW. To test the hypotheses, 169 nano-technology research projects were selected from the database. The projects were started in a five year period from 1998 until 2003. Project performance in the form of product availability and financial performance is measured five years after completion of the project. Findings show a strong positive impact of commitment and value chain complementarity for both types of performance measures; a positive effect was also found for partners without embededness in the technological network. Having multiple Research Institutes in the project had a negative effect on product availability performance of the projects. The framework introduced in this study allows an evaluation of the effects of partner portfolios and commitment on the invention and financial performance of Public R&D projects.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Confidential Described as ‘Electro B.V.’
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60055
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