Title : A STUDY OF SCIENCE-INDUSTRY COLLABORATIVE PATTERNS IN A LARGE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
Author(s) : Rachel Levy, Pascale Roux, Sandrine Wolff
Abstract : This paper analyses the modalities according to which a large European university collaborates with firms by exploring its relational portfolio. We address this issue by exploiting a database listing more than 1000 firms having collaborated with the University Louis Pasteur between 1990 and 2002. First, using multi-correspondence analysis, we derive a four-classes typology of collaborative behaviours, each of them presenting a strong internal coherence. We obtain four distinct collaboration patterms, for which the frequency of interactions and the exclusive vs. open character of the relationships are discriminating features. Second, using a multinomial logit estimation, we show how this diversity is connected to some individual attributes of the firms: size, legal status, industrial sector and geographic distance from the public partner.
Key-words : Science-industry collaborations; Typology; Industrial collaboration patterns.
JEL Classification : L21; L31; O32