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Heterogeneity of Intellectual Assets - An Empirically Based Research Method for Identification and Measurement Using Patent Data

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This paper deals with methodological issues of assessing the composition and level ofheterogeneity of firms’ intellectual assets. It develops an original metric - referred to asthe H-index - for measuring heterogeneity using data extracted from patent documents.The main purpose is to improve the characterisation of research activities within firmsin the biotechnology sector. Although the H-index grew out of research on biotechfirms, the metric carries broader relevance for all patent-intensive industries. Themeasurement and calculation of the H-index is illustrated using some empiricalexamples from our preliminary study on Scandinavian biotech firms.

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Henrich Dahlgren, Rasmus Lund Jensen, Finn Valentin

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6772

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