Measuring Industry-Science Links Through Inventor-Author Relations: A Profiling Method
IESE Business School Working Paper No. 624
15 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006
Date Written: March 2006
In this pilot study we examine the performance of text-based profiling in recovering a set of validated inventor-author links. In a first step we match patents and publications solely based on their similarity in content. Next, we compare inventor and author names on the highest ranked matches for the occurrence of name matches. Finally, we compare these candidate matches with the names listed in a validated set of inventor-author names. Our text-based profile methodology performs significantly better than a random matching of patents and publications, suggesting that text-based profiling is a valuable complementary tool to the name searches used in previous studies.
Keywords: Innovation, industry-sciencie links, text-based profiling
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