Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the Patval-Eu Survey

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Dietmar Harhoff

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Myriam Mariani

University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

Paola Giuri

Department of Management; Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

Stefano Brusoni

Bocconi University - CESPRI

Gustavo Crespi

University of Chile - Department of Economics

Dominique Francoz

Ministère de l'Education Nationale et de la Recherche

Alfonso Gambardella

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology

Walter Garcia-Fontes

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Aldo Geuna

University of Turin - Department of Economics S. Cognetti de Martiis

Raul Gonzales

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business (DEB)

Karin Hoisl

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University; Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

Christian Le Bas

Université Catholique de Lyon - ESDES School of Business and Management

Alessandra Luzzi

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Business Administration

Laura Magazzini

CERM Foundation (Rome, Italy)

Lionel Nesta

University of Sussex

Önder Nomaler

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Neus Palomeras

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Business Administration

Parimal Patel

University of Sussex - The Freeman Centre

Marzia Romanelli

Bank of Italy

Bart Verspagen

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

Based on a survey of the inventors of 9,017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.

Keywords: Inventor, patent, incentives, innovation, patent system, patent value

JEL Classification: J24, O31, O34

Suggested Citation

Harhoff, Dietmar and Mariani, Myriam and Giuri, Paola and Brusoni, Stefano and Crespi, Gustavo and Francoz, Dominique and Gambardella, Alfonso and Garcia-Fontes, Walter and Geuna, Aldo and Gonzales, Raul and Hoisl, Karin and Le Bas, Christian and Luzzi, Alessandra and Magazzini, Laura and Nesta, Lionel and Nomaler, Önder and Palomeras, Neus and Patel, Parimal and Romanelli, Marzia and Verspagen, Bart, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the Patval-Eu Survey (July 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5752. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924898

Dietmar Harhoff (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ( email )

Munich, 80539
Germany

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Myriam Mariani

University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) ( email )

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Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands
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Paola Giuri

Department of Management ( email )

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Bologna, 40126
Italy
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HOME PAGE: http://www2.sa.unibo.it/docenti/paola.giuri/

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies ( email )

Biblioteca Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
I-56127 Pisa, 56100
Italy

Stefano Brusoni

Bocconi University - CESPRI ( email )

Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milan, MI 20136
Italy

Gustavo Crespi

University of Chile - Department of Economics ( email )

Diagonal Paraguay 257
Torre 26, Of. 1801
Santiago
Chile
+56 2 678 3461 or 678 3463 (Phone)
+56 2 222 0775 (Fax)

Dominique Francoz

Ministère de l'Education Nationale et de la Recherche ( email )

DPD-C3, 3-5, boulevard Pasteu
75015 Paris
France

Alfonso Gambardella

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology ( email )

Via Roentgen 1
Milan, MI 20136
Italy

Walter Garcia-Fontes

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Aldo Geuna

University of Turin - Department of Economics S. Cognetti de Martiis ( email )

Torino, 10153
Italy
0039 011 670387 (Phone)

Raul Gonzales

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business (DEB) ( email )

Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Karin Hoisl

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University ( email )

Kaulbachstraße 45
Munich, 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.inno-tec.de/mitarbeiter/hoisl/index_e.html

Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-innovation-and-organizational-ec

Christian Le Bas

Université Catholique de Lyon - ESDES School of Business and Management ( email )

6, rue de l'Abbaye d'Ainay
Lyon, 69002
France

Alessandra Luzzi

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Calle Madrid 126
Getafe, Madrid, Madrid 28903
Spain

Laura Magazzini

CERM Foundation (Rome, Italy)

No Address Available

Lionel Nesta

University of Sussex ( email )

Sussex House
Falmer
Brighton, Sussex BNI 9RH
United Kingdom

Önder Nomaler

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

Neus Palomeras

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Calle Madrid 126
Getafe, Madrid, Madrid 28903
Spain

Parimal Patel

University of Sussex - The Freeman Centre ( email )

Sussex House
Falmer
Brighton, Sussex BNI 9RH
United Kingdom

Marzia Romanelli

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Bart Verspagen

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

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