How to use scientific and technological information to reveal strategic technologies
by Jean-Pierre Courtial, Anne Sigogneau
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 10, No. 1, 1995

Abstract: Information contained in patent databases can be used to show technology networks, in keeping with the theory advanced by the Centre de Sociologie de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris. Mathematics methodology is equired for the analysis of associated words. One example shows technology themes concerning food products that were obtained in this way. A second example suggests the same methodology for strategic technologies involved in wastewater purification. The article covers one means of disclosing the strategic features of a technology through simple analysis (which is neither too random nor too difficult to set up) of complementary patents.

Online publication date: Sat, 23-May-2009

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