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The office of technology assessment and forecast industry concordance as a means of identifying industry technology origins


  • Scherer, F. M.


This paper examines the difficulties encountered when one attempts to link patents to data on such variables as R & D expenditures in the industries where the patents originated. A comparative experiment using U.S. OTAF industry assignments based upon patent class codes only and a 'manual' procedure using much richer information reveals a high rate of disagreement as to origin industries. Alternative means of obtaining better information on origin industries are considered.

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  • Scherer, F. M., 1982. "The office of technology assessment and forecast industry concordance as a means of identifying industry technology origins," World Patent Information, Elsevier, vol. 4(1), pages 12-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worpat:v:4:y:1982:i:1:p:12-17

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