Interregional mobility, productivity and the value of patents for prolific inventors in France, Germany and the U.K
AbstractRegional creative resources include inventors. Policies conducive to inventors’ productivity or attracting productive inventors promote regional development. We build on prior work on inventor mobility and productivity, analyzing German, French and British patents filed in the US by 7,500 “prolific” inventors (fifteen or more inventions). We measure inventor mobility across regions, companies and technologies. We analyze the relationships among mobility, productivity and value. We find geographic mobility increases inventor productivity in the UK and France but not in Germany and geographic mobility is not related to the value of inventions except in Germany where it has a negative effect.
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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-08-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2011-08-15 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-EUR-2011-08-15 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-GEO-2011-08-15 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INO-2011-08-15 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2011-08-15 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-URE-2011-08-15 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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