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Stoorhöök, Li, 2017. Knowledge production and spillovers : a patent citation study of the development of PV technology. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



The purpose of this study is finding better understanding of the process of knowledge growth,
and how technological knowledge builds on existing knowledge.
To be able to empirically examine the subject we performed a case study of the photovoltaic (PV) energy sector. The theoretical framework used is Hart’s (2016) model of knowledge production, which takes into account flows of knowledge between sectors. The model is tested through OLS- and logistic regression, using European patent data for time time period 1977-2009.
We find that spillovers have had a significant impact on the knowledge growth of the PV
sector, and that the most important contributions have come from closely related technology
fields. We also find that geographical origin is an important parameter for determining
spillover patterns.

Main title:Knowledge production and spillovers
Subtitle:a patent citation study of the development of PV technology
Authors:Stoorhöök, Li
Supervisor:Hart, Robert
Examiner:Gren, Ing-Marie
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1071
Year of Publication:2017
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:DTC, patent data, PV, spillovers, technological change
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:08 Jun 2017 09:59
Metadata Last Modified:08 Jun 2017 09:59

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