Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91542
Authors: 
Griffith, Rachel
Miller, Helen
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W11/15
Abstract: 
In 2010 China was the world's fourth largest filer of patent applications. This followed a decade of unprecedented increases in investment in skills and Research and Development. If current trends continue China could rank first in the very near future. We provide evidence that the growth in Chinese patenting activity has been accompanied by a growth in Chinese inventors creating technologies that are near to the science base. Part of the success of China has been to attract the investment of foreign multinationals. This is also true for a number of other Emerging Economies. Europe's largest multinational firms increasingly file patent applications that are based on inventor activities located in emerging economies, often working alongside inventors from the firm's home country.
Subjects: 
China
innovation
offshoring
patents
JEL: 
F21
F23
O3
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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