Kim to discuss university technology transfer

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Younhee Kim, associate professor of public administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “The relative productivity of university technology transfer,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Academic research in the United States has taken a more direct role in economic development and technology innovation after the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which allowed inventors or institutions to preserve title to inventions resulting from federal funding. Research expenditures and investments for academic research have noticeably increased through greater interactions with government and industry.

Despite a dramatic increase in the volume of university invention disclosures, licensing and patenting, there is less substantial evidence on the extent to which university technology transfer activities impact knowledge diffusion and commercialization. This study intends to assess the productivity of university technology transfer focused on diffused usability and examine the impacts of institutional characteristics over the productivity by the two-stage estimation.

Kim’s research interests include public and performance management, performance measurement, public entrepreneurship, e-governance and information technology, and citizen participation.

For more information, please contract Stephanie Ponnett at [email protected].

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