Three essays on the economics of university knowledge production and commercial innovation : the case of Colorado State University research and technology transfer
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The central aim of this study is to analyze the research production and R&D activities of Colorado State University (CSU) across its different colleges, departments and other research units, and to evaluate how those activities impact the Colorado economy's agriculturally-related sectors. The study consists of three main chapters, to introduce the dynamics of university knowledge transfer to local agricultural economies. Chapter 1 explores CSU research production and technology-transfer activities, using a unique panel date set for each of 54 academic departments over the period of 1989-2012. ...