Faculty and Startups: Conflict of Interest or Conflict of Commitment?

John Hennessy, Stanford University

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Hennessy answers the question: Can the walls between Stanford and Silicon Valley ever become too permeable?  Yes, he says, there are situations in which a conflict of interest or conflict of commitment can cause problems.   The break between academia and business should occur when the focus of the research becomes about productizing the research rather than about the research itself.

Apr 21, 2004

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