The Involvement of San Diego-Based Star Scientists in Firm Activities

Koichi Sumikura, Naito Sugai, Kanetaka Maki

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Abstract

Some star scientists carry out applied basic research and cooperate with companies to produce both articles and patents, while others concentrate on pure basic research to produce articles. The involvement of star scientists in corporate activities is an important factor in fostering an innovation ecosystem through which academic knowledge can be transferred to companies, and bring about innovation. This paper investigates the ways in which star scientists are involved with firms, with a focus on the San Diego region. We observed that, within the region, some star scientists who are hyperactive in the publication of articles and inactive in patenting were involved with a company as its co-founder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538614693
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 13
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 2018 Jun 172018 Jun 20

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018 - Proceedings

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period18/6/1718/6/20

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Patent
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Star Scientist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Sumikura, K., Sugai, N., & Maki, K. (2018). The Involvement of San Diego-Based Star Scientists in Firm Activities. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018 - Proceedings [8436341] (2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICE.2018.8436341