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He develops research in the field of science and technology studies, more specifically about academic patenting, university-industry interaction and knowledge flows. He publishes regularly in journals like Scientometrics, Research Policy, Research Evaluation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Technovation, etc.

Holding a PhD in Economics by the University of Valencia, he is specialised in economics of innovation and economics of science. Because of his complementary training, his professional career and his co-authors, the contributions in which he has participated tend to draw from fields like information science, management, policy, or geography.

He was linked as a grant holder and lecturer to several institutions of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (1997-2006). He has been postdoctoral researcher at the IPTS in Seville (2006-2009) and IPP in Madrid (2009-2010). He is tenured scientist at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) in Valencia from 2010 to date. During his career, he has temporarily stayed at BETA (Strasburg), CINDOC (Madrid) CWTS (Leiden) and GRETHA (Bordeaux).

He has participated in different research projects and contracts, some of them for the European Commission (Models and econometrics of entrepreneurial universities towards the European research area, ERAWATCH Strategic Intelligence Service), for which he has managed contracts with international research consortia (Production of data to analyse university references found in patent documents, by geographic origin). He has presented contributions to conferences, seminars and courses typical from the field of innovation studies: T2S, STI, EuroLIO, ISSI, Harnessing the Powers of Patent Data, etc.

Currently, he is principal investigator of a national and a regional project on the integration of basic and personality psychology in science and technology studies, and on the use of literary fiction by researchers as a mechanism of knowledge transfer.

- , Eu-SPRI European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation
- , VLC/CAMPUS de Campus de Excelencia Internacional
- , VLC/CAMPUS de Campus de Excelencia Internacional
- , Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC)

University-industry scientific production and the Great Recession
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Robert J.W. Tijssen, Elena M. Tur, Alfredo Yegros-Yegros, 2018. In: Technological Forecasting & Social Change.
10.1016/j.techfore.2018.10.025


‘Getting out of the closet’: Scientific authorship of literary fiction and knowledge transfer
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Anabel Fernández-Mesa, Nicolás Robinson-García, 2018. In: Journal of Technology Transfer.


Dynamic interactions between university-industry knowledge transfer channels: A case study of the most highly cited academic patent
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás,Mónica Edwards-Schachter, Elena M. Tur, 2017. In: Research Policy.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2016.11.011


The coevolution of endogenous knowledge networks and knowledge creation
Elena M. Tur, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, 2017. In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.023


Access to Universities' Public Knowledge: Who is More Regionalist?
Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado, 2016. In: Regional Studies.
10.1080/00343404.2014.923094


Do university–industry co-publication outputs correspond with university funding from firms?
Alfredo Yegros-Yegros, Joaquín M Azagra-Caro, Mayte López-Ferrer, Robert JW Tijssen, 2016. In: Research Evaluation.
https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvv045


University technology transfer: the case of Spain
Adela García Aracil, Elena Castro Martínez, Joaquín M. Azagra Caro, Pablo D'Este, Ignacio Fernández de Lucio, 2016. In: .


Acceso al conocimiento público universitario en España: patrones geográficos
Joaquín M.ª Azagra Caro, 2015. In: Revista Española de Documentación Científica.
10.3989/redc.2015.1.1124


Not searching, but finding: how innovation shapes perceptions about universities and public research organisations
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Rafael Pardo, Ruth Rama, 2014. In: The Journal of Technology Transfer.
10.1007/s10961-012-9297-0


Academic Inventors, Scientific Impact and the Institutionalisation of Pasteur's Quadrant in Spain
Catalina Martínez, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Stéphane Maraut, 2013. In: Industry and Innovation.
DOI:10.1080/13662716.2013.824194


Delocalization Patterns in University-Industry Interaction: Evidence from the Sixth R&D Framework Programme
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Dimitrios Pontikakis, Attila Varga, 2013. In: European Planning Studies.
10.1080/09654313.2012.722949


La utilización empresarial de los resultados de investigación de las universidades en las regiones de la Unión Europea
Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado, 2013. In: Presupuesto y Gasto Público.


Forget R&D – Pay My Coach: Young Innovative Companies and Their Relations with Universities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Francisco Mas-Verdú, Victor Martinez-Gomez, 2012. In: .


Smoothing the Lies:The Distinctive Effects of Patent Characteristics on Examiner and Applicant Citations
Azagra-Caro,J.M.;Mattson,P.;Perruchas,F., 2011. In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.


Absorptive capacity and the delocalisation of university-industry interaction
Azagra-Caro,J.M.;Pontikakis,D.;Varga,A., 2010. In: ORKESTRA Working Paper Series in Territorial Competitiveness.
Handle: RePEc:ivc:wpaper:2010r01


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Fiction Lagging Behind Or Non-Fiction Defending The Indefensible? University-Industry (et al.) Interaction In Science Fiction
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Laura González-Salmerón, Pedro Marques
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2019-01
Who do you care about? Scientists’ personality traits and perceived beneficiary impact
Óscar Llopis, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2015-03
The impact of one of the most highly cited university patents: formalisation and localization
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Edwards-Schachter
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2015-02
Examiner amendments to applications to the european patent office: Procedures, knowledge bases and country specificities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro and Elena M. Tur
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2014-06
Access to universities’ public knowledge: Who’s more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2014-05
Knowledge Flows and Public-Private Cooperation across National Contexts
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Davide Consoli
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2013-04
Forget R&D – pay my coach: young innovative companies and their relations with universities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Francisco Mas-Verdú, Victor Martinez-Gomez
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2011-07
Not searching, but finding: Innovation as a non-linear source of the private use of public knowledge
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Rafael Pardo, Ruth Rama
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2011-06
Access to universities' public knowledge: Who's more nationalist?
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2011-02
Smoothing the lies: Do patent examiners take notice if applicants include citations?
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Pauline Mattsson, François Perruchas
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2010-05
What Do Patent Examiner Inserted Citations Indicate For A Region With Low Absorptive Capacity
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Ignacio Fernández-de-Lucio, François Perruchas, Pauline Mattsson
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2008-08
Getting out of the closet: Scientific authorship of literary fiction and knowledge transfer
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Anabel Fernández-Mesa, Nicolás Robinson-García
DRUID Society Conference 2017
Public scientists contributing to local literary fiction. An exploratory analysis
Azagra-Caro, J.M., Fernandez-Mesa, A., Robinson-Garcia, N.
2016 Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference
Do University-Industry co-publication volumes correspond with university funding from business firms?
Alfredo Yegros-Yegros, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Mayte López-Ferrer, Robert J.W. Tijssen
19th Science and Technology Indicators (STI) Conference: Context counts: Pathways to Master Big and Little Data
Differences between examiner and applicant citations in the European Patent Office: a first approach
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Elena M. Tur
19th Science and Technology Indicators (STI) Conference: Context counts: Pathways to Master Big and Little Data
Reliance on public knowledge in technology development
Azagra-Caro, Joaquín M.; Consoli, Davide
T2S 2013 Conference on Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Competitiveness
Patent examiners amending applicants: citation-based measures of trust in regional knowledge infrastructures
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Elena M. Tur
T2S 2013 Conference on Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Competitiveness
Reliance on public knowledge in technology development
Azagra-Caro, Joaquín M.; Consoli, Davide
5th Workshop: The Output of R&D activities: Harnessing the Power of Patents Data
Access to universities' public knowledge: Who's more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta; Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Daniel Coronado
XI Congreso Español de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA). La política en tiempos de incertidumbre
Access to universities' public knowledge: Who's more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta; Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Daniel Coronado
14th ISSI Conference
Access to universities' public knowledge: Who's more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta; Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Daniel Coronado
Triple Helix XI International Conference 2013
Access to universities’ public knowledge: Who’s more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta; Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Daniel Coronado
2013 Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference
Access to universities¿ public knowledge: Who¿s more regionalist?
Manuel Acosta; Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Daniel Coronado
2013 Conference of the Eu-SPRI Forum: Management of Innovation Policies
Reliance on public knowledge in technology: the impact of national characteristics
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro; Davide Consoli
2013 Conference of the Eu-SPRI Forum: Management of Innovation Policies
Determinants of national patent ownership by public research organisations and universities
Azagra-Caro, Joaquín M.
Congreso Internacional Universidad y Propiedad Industrial. El presente y los nuevos retos
Indicators and determinants of national patent ownership by public research organisations and universities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
European Seminar EuroLIO - Geography of Innovation
Delocalisation patterns in university-industry interaction: evidence from the 6th r&d framework programme
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Dimitrios Pontikakis, Attila Varga
European Seminar EuroLIO - Geography of Innovation
Forget R&D – pay my coach: young innovative companies and their relations with universities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Francisco Mas-Verdú, Victor Martinez-Gomez
European Seminar EuroLIO - Geography of Innovation
Forget R&D – pay my coach: young innovative companies and their relations with universities
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Francisco Mas-Verdú, Victor Martinez-Gomez
Taller de Estrategia Empresarial ACEDE
Forget R&D pay my coach: young innovative companies and their relations with universities
Azagra-Caro,J.M.;Más-Verdú,F.;Martínez-Gómez,V.
CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE R&D, CONCORD