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Organizational Climate Drives Commercialization of Scientific and Engineering Discoveries
July 7, 2011
Research universities with an organizational climate that actively supports commercialization and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers are more likely to produce invention disclosures and patent applications, according to a Baylor University study.
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