Transversing the “valley of death”: Understanding the determinants to commercialisation of research outputs in Nigeria

Transversing the “valley of death”: Understanding the determinants to commercialisation of research outputs in Nigeria

Author: 
Abereijo, Isaac Oluwajoba
Publisher: 
Emerald
Date published: 
2015
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Journal Title: 
African Journal of Economic and Management Studies
Source: 
African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015, pp. 90-106
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The economic impact of scientific research is receiving widespread attention all over the world, with interest being paid to research results that could potentially contribute to economic growth. There have been various policy responses in many African countries to facilitate the nation’s transition from a production-based to an innovation-based economy, especially in the universities. The effort is, however taken for granted that scientists (researchers) are now having academic entrepreneurship mindset. The purpose of this paper is to attempt at developing a model that integrates individual, organisational and institutional determinants of academic entrepreneurship, which can facilitate the ability to cross the “valley of death”.

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CITATION: Abereijo, Isaac Oluwajoba. Transversing the “valley of death”: Understanding the determinants to commercialisation of research outputs in Nigeria . : Emerald , 2015. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015, pp. 90-106 - Available at: http://library.au.int/transversing-“valley-death”-understanding-determinants-commercialisation-research-outputs-nigeria-6