JOURNAL OF MARKETING DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS
Patients and Scientific Productivity of Academics: Implication for Industrial
Growth and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria
Author(s): O.B. Obembe, R.O. Soetan, A.E. Akinlo
Citation: O.B. Obembe, R.O. Soetan, A.E. Akinlo, (2011) "Patients and Scientific Productivity of Academics: Implication for Industrial
Growth and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria" Vol. 5, Iss. 7, pp. 19 - 26
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
The study examined the determinants of scientific productivity and attitudes of some academics towards
patent rights protection in faculties of science and technology at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nigeria. A total of 53 lecturers from the rank of lecturer II and above completed the questionnaire which
was analyzed using econometric methods of OLS, Logit and Negative Binomial Models. The result shows
that personality traits and senior lecturer cadre were strong determinants of scientific productivity.
Moreover, the academics were positively disposed to patent rights protection for promoting scientific
productivity in the university.