Impact of US Economic Crises on University Research and Development Investments


Daim T. U. , Ozdemir D.

JOURNAL OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, cilt.6, ss.13-27, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13132-012-0135-2
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.13-27

Özet

Universities are a well-known source of innovation that provides educated human resources, a scientific infrastructure, and their own research and development (R&D) capacity. In this way, they supply considerable and varied input to the economic environment. Yet the impacts of economic crises on university R&D are not discussed in the literature. This paper explores the impacts of the last seven economic crises in the USA on university R&D investments. Changes in industrial, government, and institutional funding during these economic crises are analyzed. Findings show an increase in government investments; however, the rest of the analyses did not show statistically significant results.