From Catching Up to Industrial Leadership: Towards an Integrated Market-technology Perspective. An Application of Semantic Patent-to-Patent Similarity in the Wind and EV Sector

Daniel S. Hain, Roman Jurowetzki*, Primoz Konda, Lars Oehler

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Studies on catching up and industrial leadership have often used market-related variables to evaluate the catch-up trajectories of latecomer countries and firms. In this study, we aim to enhance our understanding of these concepts by presenting an integrated market-technology framework. Using natural language processing techniques allows us to go beyond patent numbers and analyze patent novelty and impact as well as technological changes over time. In empirical case studies on wind energy and electric vehicles in China, Japan, and South Korea, we compare and identify country and sector-specific catch-up trajectories and potential catch-up traps.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1233-1255
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

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Published online: 15. Oktober 2020

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