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[Prior to the industrial revolution in the late 18th and the early 19th century, firms carried out virtually no systematic research and development (R&D) processes. During that time, research processes were simply conducted as “trial and error”. Inventive activity did not depend in any major way...
[In December 2004, the German producer SIEMENS AG honored its top inventors for the tenth year in a row. The 13 winners were responsible for about 600 inventions made in 2004, accounting for approximately 7.5% of all reported inventions in the same year. The SIEMENS Inventor’s Award is aimed at...
[Kai-Fu Lee, an expert on speech recognition and search technologies, graduated in computer science at Columbia University in 1983, and earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. In 1998, Lee moved to Microsoft to found the Chinese Microsoft research division in Beijing....
[In 2001, the EU15 countries invested a total of €175.5 billion in research and development activities. Approximately two thirds of this amount were R&D expenditures made by business enterprises, the remainder shared by publicly financed research institutions and academia. Almost 70 percent of...
[This dissertation thesis analyzed three key aspects of inventive activity: inventor productivity, the mobility of inventors, and incentives to invent. The thesis provides new results for the three issues separately, but it also improves on the current literature by pointing out connections...
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