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Patent Data Visualization: A Regional Study


  • Ulas Akkucuk

    (Departmenf of Management, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Mehmet Nafi Artemel

    (Departmenf of Management, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)


The importance given by the governments to building a sound intellectual property infrastructure is increasing in developing countries and especially in Central Asian countries. This infrastructure is continuously improved to live up to a common standard in collaboration with government agencies, educational institutions and international agencies. In this paper, the infrastructure developments that took place in the Central Asian countries is going to be elaborated and furthermore some statistical analyses will be used in order to compare the differences and similarities between the Central Asian republics within themselves and the rest of the world. Patent based statistical data reveal a broad range of information concerning the innovative capability of countries, regions and firms. The number of patents that a country obtains in different technological fields and the change in this number over the years may provide useful information regarding the growth potential of the country and the ability to follow technological advances. For this purpose, patent statistics collected by institutions like World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have been analyzed using statistical techniques. In addition to basic statistics, multidimensional scaling analysis (MDS) has been applied to the data sets. Key Words: Intellectual Property, Patent, Turkic Republics, WIPO, Technology Management, Innovation

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  • Ulas Akkucuk & Mehmet Nafi Artemel, 2016. "Patent Data Visualization: A Regional Study," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 5(3), pages 66-79, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:5:y:2016:i:3:p:66-79

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    1. Basberg, Bjorn L., 1987. "Patents and the measurement of technological change: A survey of the literature," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(2-4), pages 131-141, August.
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