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Swedish business research productivity

Ejermo, Olof LU and Kander, Astrid LU (2011) In Industrial and Corporate Change 20(4). p.1081-1118
Abstract
Sweden experienced an increase in the ratio of granted patents to research and development spending (R&D) between 1989 and 1998, a period when R&D spending grew rapidly. The ratio of patents granted to R&D spending (research productivity) increased by 40% over the period, and the ratio of quality-adjusted patents to R&D exhibited an even more impressive increase of 60%. Sectors with especially high research productivity and quality-adjusted research productivity include low and medium technology manufacturing, chemicals and transportation. However, the growth in quality-adjusted research productivity was primarily generated by the high-tech pharmaceuticals and electronics industries. The service-based sectors experienced a... (More)
Sweden experienced an increase in the ratio of granted patents to research and development spending (R&D) between 1989 and 1998, a period when R&D spending grew rapidly. The ratio of patents granted to R&D spending (research productivity) increased by 40% over the period, and the ratio of quality-adjusted patents to R&D exhibited an even more impressive increase of 60%. Sectors with especially high research productivity and quality-adjusted research productivity include low and medium technology manufacturing, chemicals and transportation. However, the growth in quality-adjusted research productivity was primarily generated by the high-tech pharmaceuticals and electronics industries. The service-based sectors experienced a significant increase in R&D spending over the period, but the research productivity decreased. (Less)
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Industrial and Corporate Change
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20
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Oxford University Press
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  author       = {Ejermo, Olof and Kander, Astrid},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1081--1118},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Industrial and Corporate Change},
  title        = {Swedish business research productivity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtr023},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2011},
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