Assessing the relative performance of U.K. university technology transfer offices: parametric and non-parametric evidence

Wendy Chapple, Andy Lockett, Donald Siegel

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung

Abstract

We present evidence on the relative performance of U.K. university technology transfer offices (TTOs) using data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier estimation (SFE). U.K. TTOs are found to exhibit low-levels of absolute efficiency. There also appear to be decreasing returns to scale, implying that TTOs may need to be reconfigured into smaller units. The development of regionally-based sector focused TTOs is also advised. Consistent with qualitative evidence from U.S. TTOs, we find that there is a need to upgrade the business skills and capabilities of U.K. TTO managers and licensing officers.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)369 - 384
FachzeitschriftResearch Policy (RP)
Jahrgang34
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2005

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