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Propensity toward industry-science links across Mexico’s technological sectors: An analysis of patents, 1980-2013

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  • Alenka Guzman

    (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa)

  • Edgar Acatitla

    (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa)

  • Thalia Vazquez

    (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa)

Abstract

Links between universities and firms (U-F) have been developed in a process in which universities have transformed the arena in which they carry out their missions and firms have internalized the need for cooperation in order to strengthen their R&D, with the idea of developing new products and processes in the context of the innovation economy. The aim of this paper is to analyze the factors affecting knowledge links among industry and scientific fields across Mexico’s technological sectors. According to our estimations, using a negative binomial model based on 959 USPTO Mexican patents granted from 1980 to 2013, and using the scientific references cited in the patents as a dependent variable, we found that a greater propensity toward industry and science links is positively associated with the international mobility of inventors, previous technological knowledge, technological knowledge diffusion, science-intensive technological sectors, and larger inventor team size, but negatively associated with technological collaboration.

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  • Alenka Guzman & Edgar Acatitla & Thalia Vazquez, 2016. "Propensity toward industry-science links across Mexico’s technological sectors: An analysis of patents, 1980-2013," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Finanzas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 13(1), pages 125-157, Enero-Jun.
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    Keywords

    industry-science links; patents; factors of propensity toward industryscience links; Mexico.;
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    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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