The Industry R&D Survey – Patent Database Link Project
William Kerr () and
Shihe Fu ()
No 07-031, Harvard Business School Working Papers from Harvard Business School
This paper details the construction of a firm-year panel dataset combining the NBER Patent Dataset with the Industry R&D Survey conducted by the Census Bureau and National Science Foundation. The developed platform offers an unprecedented view of the R&D-to-patenting innovation process and a close analysis of the strengths and limitations of the Industry R&D Survey. The files are linked through a name-matching algorithm customized for uniting the firm names to which patents are assigned with the firm names in Census Bureau’s SSEL business registry. Through the Census Bureau’s file structure, this R&D platform can be linked to the operating performances of each firm’s establishments, further facilitating innovation-to-productivity studies.
Keywords: innovation; research and development; patents; scientists; technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 O30 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Forthcoming in Journal of Technology Transfer
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