The growing importance of technology relevant non-publication output of university research has come into the focus of policy-makers’ interest. A fierce debate arose on possible negative consequences of the increasing commercialization of science, as it may come along with a reduction in research performance. This paper investigates the relationship between publishing as a measure of scientific output and patenting for German professors active in a range of science fields. We combine bibliometric/technometric indicators and econometric techniques to show that patenting positively correlates with, first, the publication output and, second, with publication quality of patenting researchers.
Czarnitzki, Dirk, Wolfgang Glänzel and Katrin Hussinger (2006), An Empirical Assessment of Co-Activity among German Professors, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 06-080, Mannheim, published in: Research Evaluation. Download