Social and Economic Systems Studies: The Journal of the Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies
Online ISSN : 2432-6550
Print ISSN : 0913-5472
Toward Visualization of Innovation Capability:
Literature Review Regarding Knowledge Sharing Based on Patent Data Analysis
Hideyuki TANAKA
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2016 Volume 37 Pages 125-130


 Innovation has been getting more important for the enterprise’s growth in the knowledge econo- my. In the open networked era, knowledge sharing among entities is tend to be focused. Prior research- es have tried to gauge levels of innovation output and knowledge sharing.

 This research aims to clarify possibilities of patent data in order to visualize innovation capabilities in the knowledge sharing studies. The author reviews related literature and selects forty-five papers, issued from 1994 to 2016, that empirically visualize capabilities regarding knowledge sharing based on patent data. The paper summarizes related variables such as quantity and quality of innovation output, level of knowledge sharing, level of knowledge stock, diversity/similarity/distance/originality of knowl- edge, geographical factors, and network characteristics. The results might contribute to future research to visualize innovation capability research.

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