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Patent intelligence and its implications for patent productivity

Chakraborty, NBN and Mathew, M (2004) Patent intelligence and its implications for patent productivity. In: 1st International Conference on Knowledge Management (iCKM 2004), DEC 13-15, 2004, Singapore.

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The prevailing hypercompetitive environment has made it essential for organizations to gather competitive intelligence from environmental scanning. The knowledge gained leads to organizational learning, which stimulates increased patent productivity. This paper highlights five practices that aid in developing patenting intelligence and empirically verifies to what extent this organizational learning leads to knowledge gains and financial gains realized from consequent higher patent productivity. The model is validated based on the perceptions of professionals with patenting experience from two of the most aggressively patenting sectors in today’s economy, viz., IT and pharmaceutical sectors (n=119). The key finding of our study suggests that although organizational learning from environmental scanning exists, the application of this knowledge for increasing patent productivity lacks due appreciation. This missing link in strategic analysis and strategy implementation has serious implications for managers which are briefly discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to World Scientific Publishing Company.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 08:49
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 08:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43754

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