The transition cycle measurement to estimate how science impels innovation: A publication-citation analysis of biotech patents

F. Chen, L. Wang, Z. Li, W. Xiaoyan, H. Yamin

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Abstract

Non-patent literature citation has been considered an indicator to measure the contribution of the scientific research to the technological innovation in many science-based technology fields because they are closely related to the original inspiration and theoretical basis of the patent application. This study intended to examine the support of scientific research for technological innovation from the perspective of non-patent citations and measured the average period of transition from research to innovation based on the difference between the patent application year and the average published year of the cited publications. The sample data in US patent grants applied in 2014 and the empirical analysis data in 2015-2017 in biotech field were thoroughly examined in this work. We figured out figured out the difference between the patent application year to the average published year of the cited papers is 6.2, which means that the scientific research published in the second half of 2007 effectively supported the technological innovation in 2014 with a transition cycle of 6.2 years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages2215-2221
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.issi2019.org/

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19
Internet address

JEL classifications

  • o13 - "Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products"
  • o31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
  • o33 - "Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes"

Keywords

  • Biotechnology
  • Non-patent literature
  • Science and technology transition
  • Industrial research
  • Publishing
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Empirical analysis
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Patent applications
  • Science and Technology
  • Scientific researches
  • Technological innovation
  • Patents and inventions

Cite this

Chen, F., Wang, L., Li, Z., Xiaoyan, W., & Yamin, H. (2019). The transition cycle measurement to estimate how science impels innovation: A publication-citation analysis of biotech patents. 2215-2221. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019, Rome, Italy. https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85073875847&origin=inward&txGid=9e8baca917862c547b0f3a8e6aab87bc