In Good Company: The influence of peers on industry engagement by academic scientists

Valentina Tartari, Markus Perkmann, Ammon Salter

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages675-680
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012 - Boston, USA United States
Duration: 7 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012
CountryUSA United States
CityBoston
Period7/08/1210/08/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations
  • Management Information Systems

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    Tartari, V., Perkmann, M., & Salter, A. (2012). In Good Company: The influence of peers on industry engagement by academic scientists. 675-680. Paper presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012, Boston, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2012.97