Title: Roadmapping for industrial emergence and innovation gaps to catch-up: a patent-based analysis of OLED industry in China

Authors: Xin Li; Yuan Zhou; Lan Xue; Lucheng Huang

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China ' School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China ' School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China

Abstract: In recent years, emerging technologies have been attracting increasing attention, especially when those technology-follower countries attempt to develop new technology-based industries that contribute to their global innovation competitiveness. This paper proposes a framework for strategising and planning the emerging technologies-based industry in developing countries like China. This framework addresses three key issues for the technology-followers: 1) the significant capability gaps to catching-up in innovation; 2) the future external environment factors that may influence the innovation gaps; 3) the strategic development pathways that reduce these gaps. This framework integrates traditional roadmapping workshops and patent analysis. The organic light emitting diode (OLED) industry in China is selected as a case study. This study will contribute to the roadmapping and innovation catch-up literature, and will be of interest to OLED industry researchers.

Keywords: technology roadmapping; TRM; bibliometrics; patents; patent analysis; emerging technologies; organic LEDs; light emitting diodes; OLED; industrial emergence; innovation gaps; technology catch-up; China; developing countries; case study.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2016.080538

International Journal of Technology Management, 2016 Vol.72 No.1/2/3, pp.105 - 143

Available online: 25 Nov 2016 *

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