Patents, Citations, and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy / Edition 1

Patents, Citations, and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy / Edition 1

by Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 026260065X

ISBN-13: 9780262600651

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: MIT Press

Innovation and technological change, long recognized as the main drivers of long-term economic growth, are elusive notions that are difficult to conceptualize and even harder to measure in a consistent, systematic way. This book demonstrates the usefulness of patents and citations data as a window on the process of technological change and as a powerful tool for

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Innovation and technological change, long recognized as the main drivers of long-term economic growth, are elusive notions that are difficult to conceptualize and even harder to measure in a consistent, systematic way. This book demonstrates the usefulness of patents and citations data as a window on the process of technological change and as a powerful tool for research on the economics of innovation. Patent records contain a wealth of information, including the inventors' identity, location, and employer, as well as the technological field of the invention. Patents also contain citation references to previous patents,which allow one to trace links across inventions.

The book lays out the conceptual foundations for such research and provides a range of interesting applications, such as examining the geographic pattern of knowledge spillovers and evaluating the impact of university and government patenting. It also describes statistical tools designed to handle methodological problems raised by the patent and citation processes. The book is accompanied by a set of auxiliary materials,including complete data on 3 million patents with more than 16 million citations and a range of author-devised measures of the importance, generality, and originality of patented innovations. This is available for download at http://mitpress.mit.edu/jaffecdcontents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262600651
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2A penny for your quotes : patent citations and the value of innovations25
3University versus corporate patents : a window on the basicness of invention51
4How high are the giants' shoulders : an empirical assessment of knowledge spillovers and creative destruction in a model of economic growth89
5Geographic localization of knowledge spillovers as evidenced by patent citations155
6Flows of knowledge from universities and federal laboratories : modeling the flow of patent citations over time and across institutional and geographic boundaries179
7International knowledge flows : evidence from patent citations199
8Universities as a source of commercial technology : a detailed analysis of university patenting, 1965-1988237
9Evidence from patents and patent citations on the impact of NASA and other federal labs on commercial innovation261
10Reinventing public R&D : patent policy and the commercialization of national laboratory technologies287
11Innovation in Israel 1968-1997 : a comparative analysis using patent data337
12The meaning of patent citations : report on the NBER/Case-Western Reserve survey of patentees379
13The NBER patent-citations data file : lessons, insights, and methodological tools403

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