Wesley M. Cohen

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

Professor of Economics and Management

Box 90120

Durham, NC 27708-0120

United States

Duke University - Department of Economics

213 Social Sciences Building

Box 90097

Durham, NC 27708-0204

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

215 Morris St., Suite 300

Durham, NC 27701

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Protecting Their Intellectual Assets: Appropriability Conditions and Why U.S. Manufacturing Firms Patent (or Not)

NBER Working Paper No. w7552
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2022
Wesley M. Cohen, Richard R. Nelson and John P. Walsh
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology
Downloads 847 (51,970)
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What Makes Them Tick? Employee Motives and Firm Innovation

Management Science, Vol. 65, No, 12, pp. 2134-2153
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
Henry Sauermann and Wesley M. Cohen
ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 624 (76,387)
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innovation, motives, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, effort, patents

What Makes Them Tick? Employee Motives and Firm Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w14443
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2022
Henry Sauermann and Wesley M. Cohen
ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Schumpeter's Prophecy and Individual Incentives as a Driver of Innovation

Perspectives on Innovation, F. Malerba, S. Brusoni, eds., pp. 73-104, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Wesley M. Cohen and Henry Sauermann
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Lens or Prism? Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research

Management Science (2013), 59(2): DOI/10.1287/mnsc.1120.1644
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2017
Michael Roach and Wesley M. Cohen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Gies College of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 172 (307,938)
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patent citations, knowledge flows, universities, innovation, measurement

Lens or Prism? Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research

NBER Working Paper No. w18292
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2022
Michael Roach and Wesley M. Cohen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Gies College of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 27 (875,965)
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R&D and the Patent Premium

NBER Working Paper No. w9431
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2022
Ashish Arora, Marco Ceccagnoli and Wesley M. Cohen
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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The Commercial Potential of Science and Its Realization: Evidence From a Measure Using a Large Language Model

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 25 Jun 2023
Roger Masclans, Sharique Hasan and Wesley M. Cohen
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Innovation, Technological Opportunity, Science Commercialization, Deep Learning

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Firm Size and R&D Intensity: a Re-Examination

NBER Working Paper No. w2205
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2022
Wesley M. Cohen, Richard C. Levin and David C. Mowery
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Yale University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 150 (345,924)
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The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and Impact

NBER Working Paper No. w20264
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 15 May 2023
Ashish Arora, Wesley M. Cohen and John Walsh
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Georgia Institute of Technology
Downloads 71 (577,625)
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Not in the Job Description: The Commercial Activities of Academic Scientists and Engineers

NBER Working Paper No. w24769
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2023
Wesley M. Cohen, Henry Sauermann and Paula E. Stephan
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Georgia State University - Department of Economics
Downloads 41 (742,587)
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Inventive Capabilities in the Division of Innovative Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w25051
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2023
Ashish Arora, Wesley M. Cohen and Colleen Cunningham
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and London Business School
Downloads 37 (770,824)
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Invention Value, Inventive Capability and the Large Firm Advantage

NBER Working Paper No. w30354
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2023
Ashish Arora, Wesley M. Cohen, Honggi Lee and Divya Sebastian
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, University of New Hampshire - Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
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Innovation and Learning: The Two Faces of R&D

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel Levinthal
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Appropriability, Absorptive capacity, Technological opportunity, R&D, Investments, Innovation process, Organizational learning, R&D expenditures, Knowledge transfer, Information acquisition, Knowledge spillovers, Opportunity development, Industrial research

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Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel Levinthal
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Absorptive capacity, Innovation process, Knowledge base, Manufacturing industries, Organizational learning, R&D expenditures, Information acquisition, Information utilization

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Patents and Appropriation: Concerns and Evidence

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Wesley M. Cohen
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

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Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Intellectual property, Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, Innovation process, Patent litigation, Biomedical industry, R&D, Patents, Patent infringements, Patent licenses, Academic research