TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM UNIVERSITIES AND THE STRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORKS (Egyetemi tudastranszfer es a nemzetkozi kutatasi halozatok szerkezete)
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The geography of knowledge transfers from universities to industrial innovation has been widely researched and published. One crucial finding is that the effectiveness of university/industry knowledge-related linkages is determined largely by several external factors, such as agglomeration, entrepreneurship and local business culture. However, the interest of researchers has turned to the issue of the relations between embeddedness in research networks and knowledge transfers from universities. The relations between networking and patenting is interesting first in relation to the fact that research productivity is strongly linked to scientific networking and secondly because university patenting and quality research results do not necessary contradict to each other. This paper analyses the impact of the international publication network structure (concentration, size and degree of integration) on university patenting within the knowledge production function tradition, using recent data from several research units of the University of Pécs, Hungary.
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