Patents for Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Smart Specialization

33 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2018

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Bruno Brandão Fischer

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Maxim Kotsemir

National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Dirk Meissner

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Ekaterina Streltsova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: September 26, 2018

Abstract

The paper compares and contrasts the patent-based indicators, traditionally used to assess a country’s technological capacities and specialization. It seeks to determine how a chosen metric might affect the results of such an analysis, sometimes being misleading. Empirically, the paper is based on the statistical information on patent activity of the top-10 patenting countries. It concludes with a clear demonstration of the need to employ a complex of patent-related indicators to make deliberate solutions on managing technological development of a country. Also the authors offer a taxonomy of technological capacities, which might further help understanding their current status and prospects for future progress. Above the methodological implications, the paper might be of an interest for policy-makers and practitioners as it analyzes the patent profiles and technological specialization of the global leaders.

Keywords: technological development, technological specialization, patent statistics

JEL Classification: O31, O32, O33, O34, O38, O57

Suggested Citation

Fischer, Bruno Brandão and Kotsemir, Maxim and Meissner, Dirk and Streltsova, Ekaterina, Patents for Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Smart Specialization (September 26, 2018). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 86/STI/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3255586 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3255586

Bruno Brandão Fischer

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Maxim Kotsemir

National Research University - Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, RI Moscow 119017
Russia

HOME PAGE: http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/11252958

Dirk Meissner

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Ekaterina Streltsova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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