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Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity

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  • Kyle Bergquist

    (Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.)

  • Julio Raffo

    (Economics and Statistics Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.)

  • Carsten Fink

    (World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.)

Abstract

This paper presents an empirical approach to identifying and ranking the world’s largest clusters of inventive activity on the basis of patent filings. Patent data offer rich information on the locality of innovative activity. Many researchers have already made use of these data to study individual clusters or selected clusters within a particular region. Our approach goes beyond existing work by identifying and ranking innovation clusters on an internationally comparable basis.

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  • Kyle Bergquist & Julio Raffo & Carsten Fink, 2017. "Identifying and ranking the world's largest clusters of inventive activity," WIPO Economic Research Working Papers 34, World Intellectual Property Organization - Economics and Statistics Division.
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    2. BHARADWAJ, Ashish & KANG, Byeongwoo, 2018. "How does innovation occur in India? Evidence from the JIRICO survey," IIR Working Paper 18-05, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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