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Entrepeneurship Innovation

The Role of Human Capital in Entrepreneurial Success: A Reconceptualization



The proposed research aims to examine whether the extent to which technology regimes underlying university R&D match with technology regimes underlying the industrial structure in surrounding regions influences the effectiveness of technology transfer, and influences the creation, location choice and subsequent performance of knowledge-based start-up firms.
An important objective is to construct an extensive data set for Portugal, to be used in future research endeavours. Data originate from a variety of sources including field work, and focus on industrial dynamics and human capital at the regional level, and R&D and technology transfer at universities and polytechnic institutes. 
The applied research to be conducted focuses on some important and hitherto unaddressed questions linking university R&D and technology transfer activities, and the creation and development of knowledge-based enterprises in the Portuguese context, aiming to provide insights for science and technology policies.

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CEGIST - Centro de Estudos de Gestão
Instituto Superior Técnico

Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 77 29 (ext. 1729)
Fax: +351 21 841 79 79

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Host Institution

IST Lisboa