The Industry R&D Survey: Patent Database Link Project
AbstractThis paper details the construction of a firm-year panel dataset combining the NBER Patent Dataset with the Industry R&D Survey conducted by the Census Bureau and National Science Foundation. The developed platform offers an unprecedented view of the R&D-to-patenting innovation process and a close analysis of the strengths and limitations of the Industry R&D Survey. The files are linked through a name-matching algorithm customized for uniting the firm names to which patents are assigned with the firm names in Census Bureau’s SSEL business registry. Through the Census Bureau’s file structure, this R&D platform can be linked to the operating performances of each firm’s establishments, further facilitating innovation-to-productivity studies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 06-28.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
Date of revision:
innovation; research and development; patents; scientists; technology;
Other versions of this item:
- William R. Kerr & Shihe Fu, 2006. "The Industry R&D Survey – Patent Database Link Project," Harvard Business School Working Papers 07-031, Harvard Business School.
- C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-01-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2007-01-14 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2007-01-14 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-MIC-2007-01-14 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-TID-2007-01-14 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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