Title: The Contribution of Academic Inventors to Firms’ Technology Development Efforts
Speaker: Professor Bart van Looy
Time: 10:00 am, June 18, 2019
Venue: Conference Room 205, School of Information Management
Host: Professor Lin Zhang
About Professor Bart van Looy
Bart van Looy, Professor at Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI) of KU Leuven in Belgium, Academic Dean of Flanders Business School, the leader of bibliometrics and patent analysis research team of ECOOM. Professor Bart van Looy is mainly engaged in patent bibliometrics, technology evaluation, innovation management, regional innovation system and other related research. He has published more than 50 papers at international authoritative journals, which include Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Studies, Technovation, and etc. The number of Google Scholar citations was nearly 8,000 times.
About the Lecture
This lecture focuses on the interaction between academic research activities and industry practice activities, and studies the important role of scientific research innovation in the academic community for the development of technology in industry. Through cooperation with scientific research institutions, enterprises can transform scientific research and innovation achievements into key technologies for enterprise development, thereby expanding production scope and reducing enterprise risks. Professor Bart van Looy analyzes the contribution of academic achievements to the technological innovation and development of enterprises based on the company's patent perspective. On the basis of academic results, Professor Bart van Looy pays more attention on innovative research. In recent years, research institutions and funding institutions have repeatedly emphasized the importance of distinguishing between "revolutionary" innovation and "general" innovation. Scholars have also created a variety of "tags" to identify the special properties of innovation, such as radical, disruptive, breakthrough and discontinuous innovation. Professor Bart van Looy used bibliometric methods to explore the theoretical basis of such "tags" and further explore the subject orientation of research under these tags.