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Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (but Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey

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  • Paola Giuri
  • Myriam Mariani
  • Stefano Brusoni
  • Gustavo Crespi
  • Dominique Francoz
  • Alfonso Gambardella
  • Walter Garcia-Fontes
  • Aldo Geuna
  • Raul Gonzales
  • Dietmar Harhoff
  • Karin Hoisl
  • Christian Lebas
  • Alessandra Luzzi
  • Laura Magazzini
  • Lionel Nesta
  • Önder Nomaler
  • Neus Palomeras
  • Pari Patel
  • Marzia Romanelli
  • Bart Verspagen

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By drawing information from a survey of inventors of 9,017 European patents (PatVal-EU), this paper provides novel and detailed data about the characteristics of the European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations among researchers and institutions, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents. This is important information as the unavailability of direct indicators has limited the scope and depth of the empirical studies on innovation.

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Paper provided by Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy in its series LEM Papers Series with number 2005/20.

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