Regional University-Industry Knowledge Flow: A Study of Chinese Academic Patent Licensing Data


Knowledge and technology transferring between universities and industries had been an important research focus of innovation management. Bibliometric research on the university-industry knowledge transferring had always used patent collaboration and citation data as indicators. However, patent licensing data were more representative and could target the knowledge transferring directions. This paper had gone through the data of Chinese academic-industry patent licensing and focused on the variances in regional level and geographic distance. Using patent licensing document analyzing method, the academic-industry knowledge flowing patterns had been discovered. Results showed that localization effects had been existed in those Chinese regions and the engagement of knowledge transferring was severely unbalanced.

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Gao, X. , Chen, Y. , Song, W. , Peng, X. and Song, X. (2015) Regional University-Industry Knowledge Flow: A Study of Chinese Academic Patent Licensing Data. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 59-73. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.32009.

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