Large firms and the science/technology interface - patents, patent citations, and scientific output in thin films

Bhattacharya, Sujit and Meyer, Martin (2003) Large firms and the science/technology interface - patents, patent citations, and scientific output in thin films. Scientometrics, 58 (2). pp. 265-279. ISSN 0138-9130

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Abstract

Firms operating in science-based technological fields reflect some of the complexities of the science-technology interaction. The present study attempts to investigate these interactions by analyzing patent citations, publication and patent outputs of multinational corporations (MNCs) in 'thin film' technology. In particular we explore different characteristics of knowledge production and knowledge utilization of these firms. The results indicate no correlation between intensity of research activity and patents produced by the MNCs. The relationship between scientific and technological knowledge generation as well as the linkage between science and technology appear to be firm-specific rather than dependent on a technological or industrial sector. The dispersion of journal sources for the majority of patent citations of scientific literature as well as for the majority of scientific outputs is narrow. Basic journals play an important role in patent citation as well as in addressing research of MNCs in thin-film technology.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:02
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2012 09:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29215
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