The Role of Early Inventors in the Development of Follow: On Inventions & Science Translation

Paul-Emmanuel Anckaert, Bruno Cassiman

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Abstrakt

In this paper we examine the role early inventors, inventors actively engaged in the early-stage development of a technology, can play as an individual researcher connection to science during the lifecycle of a technology and how these early inventors impact the development of follow-on inventions. Analyzing the development of the lithium-ion battery, our study finds that early inventors can play a unique role in the science translation process and develop more valuable follow-on technologies than those inventors that only moved into the lithium-ion technology field at a later stage. Additionally, we show that by building up technology specific experience, and exploiting this experience in the development of follow-on inventions, inventors that only moved into the technology field at a later stage can mitigate, to a certain extent, the absence of an early inventor in the inventor team. These findings stress the importance of the involvement of discipline-trained scientists and inventors in the development of follow-on inventions in a given technology field.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2017
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017: At the Interface - Georgia, Atlanta, USA
Varighed: 4 aug. 20178 aug. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 77
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Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017
Nummer77
LokationGeorgia
LandUSA
ByAtlanta
Periode04/08/201708/08/2017
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Emneord

  • Early inventors
  • Industry-science linkages
  • Technology trajectories

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