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Title
A simple approach to describe a company's innovative activities and their technological breadth
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Abstract
Technological breadth, as an indicator of knowledge integration, and breadth of technological diffusion are two sides of a coin when studying the value of patents. In this contribution some h-type indices are developed, and applications in the field of technological innovation are provided. The obtained results suggest that these h-type indices can be used to describe two-dimensions of a firm's vitality with respect to technological innovation and technological breadth of patents. Hence, patent-related h-indices can serve as simple alternative indicators to describe a firm's performance in technological innovation. They can, moreover, be used to compare firms active in the same industry.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
102:2(2015), p. 1401-1411
ISI
000348324000016
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 13.03.2015
Last edited 17.09.2017
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