Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2008.03.015
Title: Defining key inventors: A comparison of fuel cell and nanotechnology industries
Authors: Pilkington, A.
Lee, L.L.
Chan, C.K. 
Ramakrishna, S. 
Keywords: Bibliometrics
Fuel cell
Key inventor
Nanotechnology
Patent analysis
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Source: Pilkington, A., Lee, L.L., Chan, C.K., Ramakrishna, S. (2009-01). Defining key inventors: A comparison of fuel cell and nanotechnology industries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 76 (1) : 118-127. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2008.03.015
Abstract: This paper defines the notion of key inventors - those whose patenting is simultaneously highly productive and also widely cited. By implication, key inventors should be the leaders in any developing new field and we investigate the validity of the notion through an exploration of two emerging technological fields: fuel cell and nanotechnology. The nature of the two groups is compared to discuss the differences between the technological groups. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59842
ISSN: 00401625
DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2008.03.015
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