A Concordance Between Industries and Technologies Matching the Technological Fields of the Patentatlas to the German Industry Classification

22 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2007

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Tom Broekel

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; Utrecht University - Department of Economic Geography

Date Written: July 20, 2007

Abstract

The Patentatlas by Greif and Schmiedl (2002) represents an important source for patent data in Germany. Its use for industry-specific studies is however problematic because the correct assignment of patent data classified by technological fields to commonly used industry classifications is unclear. This paper presents an application-oriented approach to this issue. In using industry-specific R&D employment numbers on a regional level, an approximate concordance is developed between the 31 technological fields of the Patentatlas and 21 manufacturing industries, as defined by the German Industry Classification.

Keywords: Patentatlas, Industry Classification, IPC, NACE, Concordance

JEL Classification: O18, O34, R12

Suggested Citation

Broekel, Tom and Broekel, Tom, A Concordance Between Industries and Technologies Matching the Technological Fields of the Patentatlas to the German Industry Classification (July 20, 2007). Jena Economic Research Paper No. 2007-041, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021194 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1021194

Tom Broekel (Contact Author)

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