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Patents and entrepreneurship: The impact of opportunity, motivation and ability
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). CIRCLE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0680-1883
CIRCLE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5842-8825
CIRCLE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden .
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 142-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, we examine individual patent holders and the fate of their inventions. A unique database consisting of over 800 private individuals who have obtained decision rights over a new technology in Sweden is used to analyse how opportunity and individual level characteristics are related to the likelihood that patented inventions are commercialised in a new or existing small firm. Our findings show that the likelihood that patent holders commercialise inventions through such an entrepreneurial mode is influenced by opportunity novelty and the perceived entrepreneurial ability of the individual. © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2013. Vol. 19, no 2, p. 142-166
Keyword [en]
patents, entrepreneurship, start-ups, small firms, technological opportunity, motivation, ability, technology commercialisation, exploitation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26123DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.054961Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84879675773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26123DiVA, id: diva2:733905
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The Multiplicative Relationship and Effects of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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Swedish Research Council
Note

This article is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled 'Patents and modes of commercialization: a study of the individual-opportunity nexus in technology settings' presented at RENT XXV Conference, Bodø, Norway, 16–18 Novemebr 2011.

Available from: 2014-07-13 Created: 2014-07-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved

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