• Imke RhodenEmail author


The relevance of innovation for economic growth allows a multitude of different research on this topic. For adapting to the future, it is undeniable that innovation is the main driver for the globalized digitalization. Patents as innovation indicator are a readily available measure and thus often cited for modeling the innovation situation and dynamics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Management and EconomicsRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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