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Citations Profile and the Complexity of Innovation

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  • Guido Cozzi
  • Francesco Schettino

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Patent or article citations reflect the consequences of a published idea on the discovery of new ideas. We draw a simple theoretical model predicting that the shape of the future citations of an idea can reveal the complexity of its innovative research spillover. We apply this method to the patent forward citations in the US industries.

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Paper provided by Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow in its series Working Papers with number 2008_24.

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Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:gla:glaewp:2008_24

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Keywords: Patent Forward Citations; Technological Complexity; Skewness.;

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  1. Bruno Van Pottelsberghe & Nicolas van Zeebroeck, 2007. "A brief history of space and time: the scope-year index as a patent value indicator based on families and renewals," Working Papers CEB 07-019.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  2. Jean O. Lanjouw & Mark Schankerman, 2004. "Patent Quality and Research Productivity: Measuring Innovation with Multiple Indicators," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 114(495), pages 441-465, 04.
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