, Volume 30, Issue 1-2, pp 17-33

Technology and Technology Transfer: Mansfieldian Inspirations and Subsequent Developments

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Abstract

This paper discusses the foundational work and ideas of Edwin Mansfield to the economics of technological change and innovation, and introduces some of the recent work in the field. I argue that much of the recent work on patenting, technology strategy and the economics of knowledge has roots to the early Mansfield contributions, and that he should be recognized as a pioneer for these recent developments.