Financing university spin-outs: evidence from Imperial College London

Civolani, Corso (2015) Financing university spin-outs: evidence from Imperial College London. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria gestionale [LM-DM270], Documento ad accesso riservato.
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This research work focuses on the factors which lead investors to finance university spin-outs. The achieved results related to spin-out companies in the United Kingdom are based on empirical evidence from Imperial College London. The characteristics of a sample of 557 university spin-outs have been examined in order to understand the investors’ attitude towards financing this typology of companies. The outputs of this study demonstrate that official spin-out companies supported by Imperial College are more likely to receive an investment. Furthermore, it is also shown that investors are not inclined to finance academic spin-outs in which the board of directors includes academics who are mainly involved in researching and teaching activities.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Civolani, Corso
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Spin-out, spin-off, financing, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer
Data di discussione della Tesi
12 Febbraio 2015

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