Double Disclosures and the Negotiation of Scientific Credit in Research Teams
When: Tuesday March 3rd from 12:10 – 1:30 PM
Where: SS&H 1246 (STS/CSIS Room), UC Davis
Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Abstract: We build on Lissoni et al. (2013a) and examine the allocation of scientific credit within research teams in a dynamic setting, with reference to “double disclosure” instances (the same research result is both published and patented). Senior and junior scientists collaborate over a 2-period horizon and, in the first period, bargain over the allocation of attribution rights (first authorship and inventorship). Seniors make take-it-or-leave-offers, which juniors can accept, litigate, or sanction by exiting the team in the second period. We find that juniors are the most likely to trade inventorship for first authorship the higher the litigation and/or exit costs. We test our theoretical predictions by means of an original dataset of “patent-publication papers” produced by academics in seven European countries from 1997 to 2007. Junior and female authors are found to be more likely than male and senior ones not to appear on patents, with significant country and sector effects. The latter are compatible with differences in litigation and/or exit costs.
Francesco Lissoni is Professor of Economics at GREThA, the Group of Theoretical and Applied Research in Economics of the University of Bordeaux, where he has been granted the Chaire d’Accueil of the Regional Council of Aquitaine, for research in the Economics of Innovation. Francesco is also a long-standing Affiliate of CRIOS, Bocconi University (Milano, Italy). He is a member of the EPIP scientific committee and Associate Editor of Industry & Innovation.
Lissoni’s main research interests relate to knowledge creation and diffusion. In the past he has done research on innovation adoption and the geography of knowledge spillovers. More recently, he contributed to research the role played by IPRs in academic science and the economics of academic science itself. His current projects include studies on the relationship between migration and innovation, in both home and destination countries of migrants.
This event is sponsored by Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) and the Center for Science and Innovation Studies (CSIS).