A note on using patent statistics to obtain competition indicators

  • Ramani S
  • de Looze M
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Abstract

In a recent article a set of indicators have been proposed drawing upon
patent statistics, which are meant to describe and compare firm and
national research competence. However this article has raised more
questions on the validity of such indicators as well as on their use. We
have thus examined these issues so as to clarify the nature of the
problems involved in the construction of competence and competitive
indicators of firms and nations and their subsequent implementation on
data bases.

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Authors

  • S V Ramani

  • M A de Looze

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