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The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship$
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Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, and Mike Wright

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226178349

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226178486.001.0001

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Research, Science, and Technology Parks

Research, Science, and Technology Parks

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(p.168) Chapter 6 Research, Science, and Technology Parks
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The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship
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Albert N. Link

John T. Scott

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226178486.003.0006

This chapter reviews the literature on knowledge and technology transfer at research, science, and technology (R-S-T) parks and considers the public policy implications of such findings. The authors conclude that successful two-way knowledge flows between universities and industry are a key ingredient of a “national innovation system” and that R-S-T parks play a significant role in stimulating such flows. However, it is noted that parks are not a sine qua non of these knowledge flows. The authors suggest that while R-S-T parks fall under the broader category of an effective educational system, they warrant a higher status in future, as technological life cycles continue to shorten and as basic research at universities and applied research/development in industry become more intertwined.

Keywords:   research, science, technology parks, university technology transfer

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