, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 227–240 | Cite as

Core scientists and innovation in Japanese electronics companies

  • Ryuzo Furukawa
  • Akira Goto


In this paper we examine the role of what we call core scientists in innovation in Japanese electronics companies. Core scientists are those who have the top total scores as measured by the number of their publications and citations received. We find that even though they may not apply for a large number of patents themselves, the scientific knowledge of the core scientists may have a positive effect in stimulating patent applications by their collaborators.


Innovation Process Patent Application External Knowledge Corporate Scientist Electronic Company 
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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryuzo Furukawa
    • 1
  • Akira Goto
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
  2. 2.University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

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