"'This is really a must read compendium of research on academic entrepreneurship. It should be on the reading list for any course in the area and [it] also provides an interesting perspective [for] other researchers...' - Marie C. Thursby, Hal and John Smith Chair of Entrepreneurship, Georgia Institute of Technology, US 'Shane provides, with an insider's perspective, an accurate and comprehensive profile of university spinoffs - what they are, how and where they are likely to happen, and their true economic and social impact.' - Mark E. Coticchia, Vice President of Research, Case Western Reserve University, and co-founder of Lycos, Inc, US 'What is particularly admirable about the book is that it would equally appeal to scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds researching the phenomenon as it would to technology transfer officers, to the inventors involved or thinking of becoming involved in university spinouts, to policymakers, to surrogate entrepreneurs and to investors.' - Sue Birley, Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre, Imperial College, UK 'This book will be read by university administrators and government economic planners worldwide, who are looking to transfer the technology arising from university research into their economies. Scott Shane's detailed analysis of how one university has done so, coupled with a broader study of the factors needed to create an entrepreneurial climate around university research, provides a roadmap for this process.' - Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA"
Scott Shane, Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio