Title: Patent-based estimation procedure of private R&D: the case of Climate Change and Mitigation Technologies in Europe
Publisher: SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC108606
ISSN: 2057-6668
URI: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/documents/2018-06-swps-pasimeni-et-al.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Information on R&D expenditure of the private sector is very limited, both in term of availability and data quality, especially when interest focuses on Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (CCMTs). This has an impact on the robustness of quantitative analyses, and, consequently, on the insights deriving from them. This paper proposes a methodology to estimate R&D expenditure in firms simultaneously active in multiple technology sectors, with the focus on those contributing to the development of CCMTs. The methodological approach is applied to measure how the private sector invests in R&D dedicated to CCMTs, and how this differentiates among European countries. Further the paper proposes metrics to analyse the geographical distribution of the R&D expenditures in Multinational Corporations (MNCs) across subsidiaries located in Europe. Early findings are formulated into useful insights for stakeholders and policy makers.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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