Analysis on patent collaborative patterns for emerging technologies: a case study of nano-enabled drug delivery
by Jing Ma; Xuefeng Wang; Donghua Zhu; Xiao Zhou
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 69, No. 3/4, 2015

Abstract: For emerging technologies, such as nano-enabled drug delivery (NEDD), collaboration acquires a special significance for technology innovation and development. Companies, academic teams, and other organisations play important roles in collaborative networks. In this paper, we conduct a collaboration study in the field of NEDD by using patent data. Key actors and evolution of the network are explored. Although collaboration improves the value of patents, the connections in the NEDD collaborative network are not consolidated. It is worthwhile for different organisations to establish collaborative relations to access external knowledge and resources.

Online publication date: Wed, 11-Nov-2015

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