News of the WeekJapan

Corporate Ties Still Off Limits for Academics

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  18 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5422, pp. 1905
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5422.1905a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Efforts to form closer ties between industry and academe in Japan suffered a setback last week when government officials refused to bend a rule that prohibits university professors and other civil servants from holding positions with private companies. Observers see the National Personnel Agency's refusal to allow an economics professor to serve as an outside director of Sony Corp. as a setback to all academic researchers hoping to become involved in start-up companies or industrial collaborations derived from their work.