Promoting the propensity to found new companies in science


What promotes the propensity of scientists and scholars at German universities to set up their own businesses? What distinguishes founders from the scientific community? What measures can be taken to promote the transfer of knowledge from universities to industry? In their article "Entrepreneurial behaviour of scientists in Germany", Dr. Teita Bijedič, Dr. Stefan Schneck and Dr. Christian Schröder show that scientist often develop a founding idea and also think about commercial exploitation. However, significantly fewer scientists are implementing their founding idea. Therefore, the authors give also advices on how the propensity to found a company can be encouraged.

The publication is available in "Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial concepts between theory and practice".