Measuring Industry-Science Links Through Inventor-Author Relations: A Profiling Method

IESE Business School Working Paper No. 624

15 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006

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Bruno Cassiman

IESE Business School; KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Patrick Glenisson

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)

Bart Van Looy

KU Leuven - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

In this pilot study we examine the performance of text-based profiling in recovering a set of validated inventor-author links. In a first step we match patents and publications solely based on their similarity in content. Next, we compare inventor and author names on the highest ranked matches for the occurrence of name matches. Finally, we compare these candidate matches with the names listed in a validated set of inventor-author names. Our text-based profile methodology performs significantly better than a random matching of patents and publications, suggesting that text-based profiling is a valuable complementary tool to the name searches used in previous studies.

Keywords: Innovation, industry-sciencie links, text-based profiling

Suggested Citation

Cassiman, Bruno and Glenisson, Patrick and Van Looy, Bart, Measuring Industry-Science Links Through Inventor-Author Relations: A Profiling Method (March 2006). IESE Business School Working Paper No. 624. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=899263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.899263

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Patrick Glenisson

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant
Belgium

Bart Van Looy

KU Leuven - Department of Economics ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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