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Impact of public and private research funding on scientific production: The case of nanotechnology

Catherine Beaudry and Sedki Allaoui

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Cite this document: Beaudry, C. & Allaoui, S. (2012). Impact of public and private research funding on scientific production: The case of nanotechnology. Research Policy, 41(9), p. 1589-1606. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.022
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Abstract

This article measures the impact of public grants, private contracts and collaboration on the scientific production of Canadian nanotechnology academics. The paper estimates a time-related model of the impact of academic research financing and network structure on the research output of individual academics measured by the number of papers. Results suggest that the effect of individual public funding follows a J-shaped curve. Although contracts have no effects, the impact of patenting follows an inverted-U shaped curve. In addition, a strong central position in the past collaborative network has a positive effect on research output.

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Scientific articles, Public research funding, Contracts, Patents, Innovation networks, Nanotechnology

Open Access document in PolyPublie
Subjects: 1600 Génie industriel > 1600 Génie industriel
Department: Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Research Center: CIRST - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie
Funders: CRSH, IRSC
Grant number: 421-2007- 1021; KRS-94306
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 16:12
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2308/
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Journal Title: Research Policy (vol. 41, no. 9)
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.022

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