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Press Release


November 26, 2002

Dante Di Gregorio, an Assistant Professor in the Finance, International and Technology Department at The Anderson Schools of Management, recently had an article accepted for publication by Management Science.

The article, slated to appear in a forthcoming issue, is entitled "The Halo Effect and Technology Licensing: The Influence of Institutional Prestige on the Licensing of University Inventions." Specifically, the authors found that even after accounting for differences in the quality of past licenses and technologies originating in universities, companies still preferred to license technologies from more prestigious universities. This implies that companies are motivated to commercialize technologies from prestigious universities not only because such universities are likely to generate superior technology, but also as the result of the 'halo effect' and other benefits accrued by association with these prominent institutions. The paper was co-authored by Wesley Sine and Scott Shane, both professors at the University of Maryland.

Management Science is one of the leading journals in the field, publishing articles on a variety of management-related topics, including operations research, industrial engineering, strategy, and organization theory.

Di Gregorio has been at The Anderson Schools since 2000 and will receive his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003. This semester he is teaching courses in International Management and Mexican Economy and Markets. Professor Di Gregorio is Vice President of the New Mexico International Trade Council and a member of the International Commerce Resource Center.


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