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The impacts of academic patenting on paper publication: A quantity-quality examination

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3 Author(s)
Yuan-Chieh Chang ; Institute of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C ; Phil Y. Yang ; T. -F. Tsai-Lin

This paper examines the relationship between academic patenting and academic publication. Previous studies provided little investigation of how the quality and quantity of academic patent inventors may further influence their quantity and quality of paper publication. This paper explores four hypotheses to examine the impacts of patenting on publication. This paper collects the patenting and publishing data of 395 academic patent inventors from 5 major universities in Taiwan from 2002 to 2006. Our analysis indicates that better patents will breed more and better papers. More patents generate better but not more papers. The paper concludes that generating better patents can mutually reinforce the further publication.

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18-22 July 2010