Indicators on firm level innovation activities from web scraped data

18 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2021

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Sajad Ashouri

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Arho Suominen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Arash Hajikhani

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Lukas Pukelis

Public Policy and Management Institute

Torben Schubert

Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung

Serdar Türkeli

United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)

Cees Van Beers

Section Economics of Technology and Innovation, Department of Technology, Policy and Management

Scott Cunninghum

University of Strathclyde - Department of Government

Date Written: October 8, 2021

Abstract

This article presents data on companies' innovative behavior measured at the firm-level based on web scraped firm-level data derived from medium-high and high-technology companies in the European Union and the United Kingdom. The data are retrieved from individual company websites and contains in total data on 96,921 companies. The data provide information on various aspects of innovation, most significantly the research and development orientation of the company at the company and product level, the company’s collaborative activities, company’s products, and use of standards. In addition to the web scraped data, the dataset aggregates a variety firm-level indicators including patenting activities. In total, the dataset includes 28 variables with unique identifiers which enables connecting to other databases such as financial data.

Keywords: Big data, Web scraped data, Text data, Innovation, Firm-level data

JEL Classification: O30, O32, O47

Suggested Citation

Ashouri, Sajad and Suominen, Arho and Hajikhani, Arash and Pukelis, Lukas and Schubert, Torben and Türkeli, Serdar and Van Beers, Cees and Cunninghum, Scott, Indicators on firm level innovation activities from web scraped data (October 8, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3938767 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3938767

Sajad Ashouri

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ( email )

FIN-02044 VTT
Finland

Arho Suominen (Contact Author)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ( email )

FIN-02044 VTT
Finland

Arash Hajikhani

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ( email )

FIN-02044 VTT
Finland

Lukas Pukelis

Public Policy and Management Institute ( email )

Gedimino pr. 50 LT-01110
Vilnius
Lithuania

Torben Schubert

Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung ( email )

Breslauer Str. 48
Karlsruhe, 76139
United States

Serdar Türkeli

United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) ( email )

Maastricht
Netherlands

Cees Van Beers

Section Economics of Technology and Innovation, Department of Technology, Policy and Management ( email )

Stevinweg 1 2628 CN
Delft
Netherlands

Scott Cunninghum

University of Strathclyde - Department of Government ( email )

Glasgow G1 1XU
United Kingdom

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