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|Title:||What do Patent Examiner Inserted Citations Indicate for Regions with low Absorptive Capacity?|
|Authors:||AZAGRA CARO Joaquin Maria; FERNÁNDEZ DE LUCIO Ignacio; PERRUCHAS François; MATTSSON Pauline|
|Citation:||SCIENTOMETRICS vol. 80 no. 2 p. 441-455|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Most studies of patents citations focus on national or international contexts, especially contexts of high absorptive capacity, and employ examiner citations. We argue that results can vary if we take the region as the context of analysis, especially if it is a region with low absorptive capacity, and if we study applicant citations and examiner-inserted citations separately. Using a sample from the Valencian Community (Spain), we conclude that (i) the use of examiner-inserted citations as a proxy for applicant citations, (ii) the interpretation of non-patent references as indicators of science-industry links, and (iii) the traditional results for geographical localization are not generalizable to all regions with low absorptive capacity.|
|JRC Directorate:||Growth and Innovation|
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