Demographic patterns and trends in patenting: Gender, age, and education of inventors

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Ejermo, Olof; Jung, Taehyun;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change,volume 86,pages110-124 (issn: 0040-1625)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.08.023
  • Subject: inventor; patent; gender; age; education | Business and International Management | Applied Psychology | Management of Technology and Innovation
    • jel: jel:I23 | jel:O34 | jel:J16 | jel:O31

This paper uses register-linked patent records covering an extended period 1985-2007 to analyze detailed demographic profiles of inventors. The analysis covers about 80 percent of all inventors with Swedish addresses listed on European Patent Office records. Examining t... View more
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