In Good Company: The Influence of Peers on Industry Engagement by Academic Scientists

Valentina Tartari, Markus Perkmann, Ammon Salter

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    Abstrakt

    Recent research has explored behavioral peer group influences on academics’ engagement with industry, but has not explicitly addressed under which circumstances these influences are more pronounced. Analyzing multi-source data for 1200 UK academic scientists and engineers, we find that peers’ behavior shape individual engagement behavior, yet the effect of social learning is stronger for individuals in the early stage of their career, while it is weaker for star scientists and academics who have worked in industry in the past. While peer effects appear to be strong, we find no organization-level effects. We explore implications for research on professional organizations and policies designed to encourage academics to engage with industry.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
    RedaktørerLeslie Toombs
    Antal sider6
    UdgivelsesstedBirmingham, AL
    ForlagAcademy of Management
    Publikationsdato2012
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012: The Informal Economy - Boston, USA
    Varighed: 3 aug. 20127 aug. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 72
    http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2012/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012
    Nummer72
    LandUSA
    ByBoston
    Periode03/08/201207/08/2012
    AndetThe Informal Economy
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
    ISSN2151-6561

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    Emneord

    • Collaborative research
    • Peer effects
    • University-industry relations

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