Faculty and Staff

Dr. Albert Link

Professor

Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor

Department of Economics

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Background

Research Areas: Innovation and Science Policy, Technology Transfer, Evaluation Methodology

Albert N. Link is the Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Richmond (Phi Beta Kappa) and the Ph.D. degree in economics from Tulane University. After receiving the Ph.D., he joined the economics faculty at Auburn University where he remained until 1982 when he joined the economics faculty at UNCG.

Professor Link’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation policy, the economics of R&D, and policy/program evaluation. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology Transfer. He is also and co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship and founder/editor of Annals of Science and Technology Policy. Among his more than 50 books, some of the more recent ones are: Handbook for University Technology Transfer (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015), Bending the Arc of Innovation: Public Support of R&D in Small, Entrepreneurial Firms (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise (Oxford University Press, 2012), Public Goods, Public Gains (Oxford University Press, 2011), Employment Growth from Public Support of Innovation in Small Firms (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2011), and Government as Entrepreneur (Oxford University Press, 2009). His other research consists of more than 180 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous government reports. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economica, Research Policy, and Small Business Economics.

Professor Link was a member of the National Research Council’s research team that conducted the 2010 evaluation of the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Professor Link subsequently testified before Congress in April 2011 on the economic benefits associated with the SBIR program. Link also served from 2007-2012 as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations (Geneva) in the capacity of co-vice chairperson of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies Initiative for the Economic Commission for Europe.

Research and Awards

Dynamic Entrepreneurship and Technology-Based Innovation
Coauthor(s)

Link, Albert N., D. Audretsch, and D. Kuratki

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Evolutionary Economics

Additional Information

26: 603-620

Employment in China’s Hi-Tech Zones
Coauthor(s)

Chen, C.

Publication Date

Forthcoming

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journa

An Oasis of Knowledge: The Early History of Gateway University Research Park
Coauthor(s)

Howard, E.

Publication Date

Forthcoming

Journal/Publisher

Journal of the Knowledge Economy

Is the Bayh-Dole Act Stifling Biomedical Innovation?
Coauthor(s)

Danziger, R., Scott, J.

Publication Date

2018

Journal/Publisher

ISSUES in Science and Technology Policy

The Growth of U.S. Science and Technology Parks: Does Proximity to a University Matter?
Coauthor(s)

Hobbs, K., Scott J.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Annals of Regional Science

Why Do Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms Publish Their Innovative Ideas?
Coauthor(s)

Hayter, C.

Publication Date

Forthcoming

Journal/Publisher

Academy of Management Perspectives

On the Growth of Korean Technoparks
Coauthor(s)

Yang, U.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Sources of Knowledge Used by Entrepreneurial Firms in the European High-Tech Sector
Coauthor(s)

Amoroso, S., Audretsch D.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Eurasian Business Review

On the R&D/Marketing Interface in Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms
Coauthor(s)

Boles, J.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Science and Technology Parks: An Annotated and Analytical Literature Review
Coauthor(s)

Hobbs, K., Scott, J.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Technology Transfer

Commercial Complexity and Entrepreneurial Finance
Coauthor(s)

Scott, T., Scott, J.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Economics of Innovation and New Technology

On the Growth of European Apparel Firms
Coauthor(s)

Hodges, N.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Journal of the Knowledge Economy

Gender and Entrepreneurship: An Annotated Bibliography
Coauthor(s)

Strong, D.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship

Exploring the Effectiveness of Research and Innovation Policies among European Union Countries
Coauthor(s)

Cunningham, J.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

R&D as an Investment in Knowledge Based on Capital
Coauthor(s)

Swann, C.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Economia e Politica Industriale, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics

On the Economic Performance of Nascent Entrepreneurs
Coauthor(s)

Gicheva, D.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

European Economic Review

Capturing Knowledge: Private Gains and Public Gains from Universities Research Partnerships
Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship

The Gender Gap in Federal and Private Support for Entrepreneurship
Coauthor(s)

Gicheva, D.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Small Business Economics

Making Sense of the Elusive Paradigm of Entrepreneurship
Coauthor(s)

Audretsh, D., and Kuratko, D.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Small Business Economics

On the Failure of R&D Projects
Coauthor(s)

Wright, M.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Toward an Assessment of Impacts from U.S. Technology and Innovation Policies
Coauthor(s)

Bozeman, B.

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Science and Public Policy

Fostering University-Industry R&D Collaborations in European Union Countries
Coauthor(s)

Cunningham, J.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Toward a Theory of the Entrepreneurial Process
Coauthor(s)

Leyden, D.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Small Business Economics

The Impact of Public Investment in Medical Imaging Technology: An Interagency Collaboration in Evaluation
Coauthor(s)

O'Connor, A., Downs, B., Hillier, L.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Economics of Innovation and New Technology

U.S. Research Joint Ventures with International Partners
Coauthor(s)

Allen, S.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

University Proof of Concept Centers
Coauthor(s)

Hayter, C.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

ISSUES in Science and Technology

On the Economic Impact of University Proof of Concept Centers
Coauthor(s)

Hayter, C.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Technology Transfer

Economic Analysis of Opportunities to Accelerate Alzheimer’s R&D
Coauthor(s)

Scott, T., O'Connor, A., Beaulieu, T.

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

A Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship
Coauthor(s)

Leyden, D., Siegel, D.

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Research Policy

The Returns to R&D: Division of Policy Research and Analysis at the National Science Foundation
Coauthor(s)

Hall, M., Layson, S.

Publication Date

2014

Journal/Publisher

Science and Public Policy

Proof of Concept Centers in the United States: An Exploratory Look
Coauthor(s)

Bradley, S., Hayter, C.

Publication Date

2013

Journal/Publisher

Journal of Technology Transfer

Models and Methods of University Technology Transfer
Coauthor(s)

Bradley, S., Hayter, C.

Publication Date

2013

Journal/Publisher

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship

Public R&D Subsidies, Outside Private Support, and Employment Growth
Coauthor(s)

Scott, J.

Publication Date

2013

Journal/Publisher

Economics of Innovation and New Technology

Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise
Coauthor(s)

Audretsch, D.

Publication Date

2012

Journal/Publisher

Small Business Economics

Regional Appropriation of University-Based Knowledge and Technology for Economic Development
Coauthor(s)

Audretsch, D., Leyden, D.

Publication Date

2013

Journal/Publisher

Economic Development Quarterly

A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Type

Book

Book Title

A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Audretsch, D., Lehmann, E.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

Forthcoming

Sources of Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Behavior
Type

Book

Book Title

Sources of Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Behavior

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Audretsch, D.

Publisher

University of Toronto Press

Publication Date

Forthcoming

The Social Value of New Technology
Type

Book

Book Title

The Social Value of New Technology

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Scott, J.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

Forthcoming

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of European Textile and Apparel Firms
Type

Book

Book Title

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of European Textile and Apparel Firms

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Hodges, N.

Publisher

Springer

Publication Date

2017

Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity
Type

Book

Book Title

Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity

Book Author(s)

Link, A.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2017

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Type

Book

Book Title

Universities and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Audretsch, D.

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2017

The Economics of Standards
Type

Book

Book Title

The Economics of Standards

Book Author(s)

Link, A.

Publisher

Edward Elgar: London

Publication Date

2016

Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles: Public Science and Private Innovation
Type

Book

Book Title

Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles: Public Science and Private Innovation

Book Author(s)

Link, A., O'Connor, A., Scott, T.

Publisher

Routledge: London

Publication Date

2015

Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy
Type

Book

Book Title

Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy

Book Author(s)

Link

Publisher

Oxford University Press: New York

Publication Date

2015

Public Support of Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms
Type

Book

Book Title

Public Support of Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms

Book Author(s)

Link, A.

Publisher

Edward Elgar: London

Publication Date

2013

Bending the Arc of Innovation: Public Support of R&D in Small, Entrepreneurial Firms
Type

Book

Book Title

Bending the Arc of Innovation: Public Support of R&D in Small, Entrepreneurial Firms

Book Author(s)

Link, A., Scott, J.

Publisher

Palgrave-Macmillan

Publication Date

2013

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship
Type

Chapter

Book Title

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship

Book Author(s)

Audretsch, D., and Lehmann, E.

Chapter Title

From Integrating Functions to Integrating Ideas

Chapter Author(s)

Link, A.

Chapter Pages

161-171

Publisher

Routledge

Publication Date

2016

Economic Development of Low Earth Orbit
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Economic Development of Low Earth Orbit

Book Author(s)

Besha, P., and MacDonald, A.

Chapter Title

Does Information About Previous Projects Promote R&D on the International Space Station?

Chapter Author(s)

Link, A., Maskin, E.

Chapter Pages

43-59

Publisher

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publication Date

2016

Creating Competitiveness Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies for Growth
Type

Chapter

Book Title

Creating Competitiveness Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies for Growth

Book Author(s)

Audretsch, D., Walshok, M.

Chapter Title

Collective Entrepreneurship: The Strategic Management of Research Triangle Park

Chapter Author(s)

Link, A., Leyden, D.

Chapter Pages

176-185

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Publication Date

2013

Editor-in-Chief
Years Awarded

1996-present

Issuing Body

Journal of Technology Transfer

Co-Editor
Years Awarded

2015-present

Issuing Body

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship

Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Impact Assessment Unit
Years Awarded

2011-2012

Issuing Body

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor
Years Awarded

2016-Present

Issuing Body

Annals of Science and Technology Policy

“Economic Impacts of University Research Parks”
Grant Name

"Economic Impacts of University Research Parks"

Grant Amount

$51,000 with University Matching

Issuing Body

Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Year(s)

2016-2017

“Technology-based Nascent Entrepreneurship”
Grant Name

"Technology-based Nascent Entrepreneurship"

Grant Amount

$14,500

Issuing Body

Kauffman Foundation

Year(s)

2014-2015

“Public/Private Partnership Models”
Grant Name

"Public/Private Partnership Models"

Grant Amount

$14,000

Issuing Body

New York Academy of Sciences

Year(s)

2013-2014