How To Prevent Your Inventor From Exiting The Firm

Will the inventor leave the firm? Professor Daniel Tzabbar argues that an inventor’s position within a firm’s social and knowledge networks affects the likelihood of an exit. Inventors who are integrated into the company’s social network may move to a new employer but are less likely to join or form a spinout. And those patent holders on whom others depend the most are less likely to leave.

Professor Daniel Tzabbar is Associate Professor at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, and was a Visiting Scholar at the ISB.

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