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Innovations, Patents and Technological Strategies

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ISBN13: 9789264146617
ISBN: 926414661X
Published: March 1996
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: France
Format: Paperback
Price: £45.00



Based on the results of recent enquiries into innovation and new studies using patent data, this volume examines the nature of technological change and its effect on productivity and international competivity. It assesses the possible uses of recent analytical tools and suggests improvements.

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Contents:
Innovation surveys and patents as technology indicators - the state of the art; a comparison of R&D surveys, innovation surveys and patent statistics based on Finnish data; relationship between R&D input and control; innovation in French manufacturing industry - a review of findings of the Community Innovation Survey; how can very small technology firms be helped?; embodied and disembodied innovative activities - evidence from the Italian innovation survey; indicators and determinants of innovative activity in Swiss manufacturing - an empirical analysis based on survey data; the localization of clusters of innovative activity in Italy; relationships between multinational firms' technology strategies and national innovation systems - a model and an empirical analysis; international patenting strategies of multinational concerns - the example of telecommunications manufacturers; patents with multiple inventors residing in different countries; assessing different types of patent data for describing high-technology export performance.