Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780226178349 Will Publish December 2014
E-book $80.00 Available for pre-order. ISBN: 9780226178486 Will Publish December 2014

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship

Edited by Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, and Mike Wright

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

280 pages | 17 halftones, 2 line drawings, 13 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780226178349 Will Publish December 2014
E-book $80.00 ISBN: 9780226178486 Will Publish December 2014
As state support and federal research funding dwindle, universities are increasingly viewing their intellectual property portfolios as lucrative sources of potential revenue.  Nearly all research universities now have a technology transfer office to manage their intellectual property, but many are struggling to navigate this new world of university-industry partnerships. Given the substantial investment in academic research and millions of dollars potentially at stake, identifying best practices in university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship is of paramount importance.

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship is the first definitive source to synthesize state-of-the-art research in this arena. Edited by three of the foremost experts in the field, the handbook presents evidence from entrepreneurs, administrators, regulators, and professors in numerous disciplines. Together they address the key managerial and policy implications through chapters on how to sustain successful research ventures, ways to stimulate academic entrepreneurship, maintain effective open innovation strategies, and improve the performance of university technology transfer offices.

A broad and ambitious work, the handbook offers comprehensive coverage for universities of all types, allowing them to confidently handle technology commercialization and further cultivate innovation.
Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York
“An invaluable collection of insights from some of the greatest minds on the subject of tech transfer. This is an important, timely volume—the definitive resource for research university leaders and staff, whose institutions are stepping up and pushing academic entrepreneurship to ever greater heights in service of our citizenry.”
Michael M. Crow, president, Arizona State University
"In the great University of Chicago Press tradition of foundational handbooks, the new Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship by Link, Siegel, and Wright lays down the foundational understanding of this new role and function for the research university. That being what are the best mechanisms, methods, tools and activities that can speed academic discoveries to use beyond academia. This is something that the American people have wanted for the last 35 years and something that has become commonplace at the two hundred leading research universities in the United States. The handbook outlines and defines the basic tools, mechanisms and issues associated with university technology transfer and provides the reader with a solid academic and analytical platform from which to make planning and design decisions or assessments."
Martin Kenney, professor, University of California, Davis, and senior project director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy
“This handbook, which is edited by three world-renowned academic experts on university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship, provides valuable tools unavailable anywhere else.  Each of the articles provides unique insights into the current state of the art in this field.  This book will be of interest to both practitioners and academic scholars alike.”
Mark Crowell, executive director of University of Virginia Innovation
"This Handbook, edited by Link, Siegel, and Wright, paints a vivid, data-driven, historically underpinned, and yet thoroughly modern view of the complexities, challenges, and potential of creating commercial and societal value from early stage university research. This is a must read—and a critical reference tool—for technology transfer practitioners, policy experts, investors, entrepreneurs, and other key players in the innovation ecosystem."
Ben R. Martin, professor, University of Sussex
"One of the most dramatic changes to universities in recent decades has been a much greater emphasis on their role in transferring and helping to exploit new technology for the purposes of innovation. In this book, three of the world’s leading experts on academic entrepreneurship have brought together the latest studies and insights from eminent scholars around the world. The findings represent essential reading for university managers and science policy makers as well as all those interested in innovation and entrepreneurship."
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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