• Dominic de Vries


This chapter analyzes the behavior of companies depending on the influence factors to leverage patents financially collected from literature and the explorative interviews in Section 5.4. In the focus of the analytical model are the results of a multinomial regression. Previously, a factor analysis is conducted to generate the independent variables of the analytical model. An introduction to the statistical methods applied is provided in Section 4.3. This chapter starts with the introduction of the conceptual framework and the operationalization of the variables of the framework in Section 7.1. The results of the analytical model are presented in Section 7.2. This chapter closes with a synopsis of the analytical results and the generation of hypotheses about the financial utilization of patents by companies in Section 7.3.


Financial Motivation Industry Sector Bank Loan Company Size Electrical Industry 
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