Patents and Innovation

  • Imke RhodenEmail author


Innovation is the main driver of economic growth (Cooke et al. 2013, p. 3). It is recommended to be considered as a broad concept to account for all types of innovation and all processes related to its development (OECD 2005). Following the neoclassical view of Solow (1956), innovation is part of the system which allows entities to catch up to each other in the growth process.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

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

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