Inventors and invention processes in Europe : results from the PatVal-EU survey

P. Giuri, M. Mariani, S. Brusoni, G. Crespi, D. Francoz, A. Gambardella, W. Garcia-Fontes, A. Geuna, R. Gonzales, D. Harhoff, K. Hoisl, C. Le Bas, A. Luzzi, L. Magazzini, L. Nesta, Z.O. Nomaler, N. Palomeras, P. Patel, Marzia Romanelli, B. Verspagen

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Abstract

Based on a survey of the inventors of 9017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1127
Number of pages20
JournalResearch Policy
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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