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Productivité et mobilité des inventeurs prolifiques : une approche comparative des systèmes d'innovation de quatre grands pays asiatiques (Chine, Corée, Japon, Taiwan)

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  • Christian Le Bas

    () (GATE Lyon Saint-Étienne - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne] - UCBL - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Université de Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENS Lyon - École normale supérieure - Lyon)

  • William Latham

    (Department of Economics, University of Delaware - University of Delaware [Newark])

  • Dmitry Volodin

    (Department of Economics, University of Delaware - University of Delaware [Newark])

Abstract

In this paper we picture and compare national systems of innovation of four Asian countries (China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan) with some characteristics of their prolific inventors. The evolutionary model of the growth of knowledge through recombination enables us to explain the inventor productivity, mobility as well as their mobility and the value of their invention. Thanks to patents date from the NBER data set we can estimate a set of relations. Our findings are: 1) the determination of the invention value by the inventor productivity is verified for the four countries,2) inter firms mobility has a positive impact on productivity in China et Taiwan but no impact in Korea and Japan, 3) inventor international mobility play a role on invention value in Taiwan.

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  • Christian Le Bas & William Latham & Dmitry Volodin, 2013. "Productivité et mobilité des inventeurs prolifiques : une approche comparative des systèmes d'innovation de quatre grands pays asiatiques (Chine, Corée, Japon, Taiwan)," Working Papers halshs-00789528, HAL.
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    system of innovation; inventor; mobility; patent value; système d'innovation; inventeur; mobilité; valeur des brevets;
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    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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