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Sencer Ecer, Youxin Huang and Sinan Sarpça
''Commercial research at universities and career choices of science and engineering doctoral students''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.2 )
We investigate the relationship between the levels of industry collaboration and entrepreneurial activities at universities and the employment choices of their science and engineering doctoral students. Using data from 176 U.S. universities over the period 1996-2005, we document that more interaction with industry at a university is typically associated with more of the university's doctoral students choosing industry employment. We also document a positive relationship between universities' licenses and startups and their graduates' post-doctoral study choices.
Keywords: science and engineering doctoralstudents, career choice, higher education, commercialization of research, university-industry collaboration
JEL: I2 - Education: General
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 30 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 23 2014

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