Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (but Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU Survey
Stefano Brusoni (),
Gustavo Crespi (),
Walter Garcia-Fontes (),
Aldo Geuna (),
Dietmar Harhoff (),
Laura Magazzini (),
Lionel Nesta (),
Marzia Romanelli and
LEM Papers Series from Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
By drawing information from a survey of inventors of 9,017 European patents (PatVal-EU), this paper provides novel and detailed data about the characteristics of the European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations among researchers and institutions, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents. This is important information as the unavailability of direct indicators has limited the scope and depth of the empirical studies on innovation.
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