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Understanding innovative firms: an exploration of the use of USPTO data to identify innovative firms in small and medium sized economies

Moir, Hazel V J


The limitations of using patent data as a measure of technological innovation have long been known (Griliches, 1990). Despite this, patent data are frequently used in this way, providing potentially misleading analyses for policy makers. Kingston and Scally (2006) have shown that, for countries outside the NAFTA region, USPTO small enterprise data can provide a potentially more valid means of identifying genuine innovative activity in small and medium sized economies. The Kingston/Scally...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper


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