Core scientists and innovation in Japanese electronics companies

Ryuzo Furukawa, Akira Goto

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In this paper we examine the role of what we call core scientists in innovation in Japanese electronics companies. Core scientists are those who have the top total scores as measured by the number of their publications and citations received. We find that even though they may not apply for a large number of patents themselves, the scientific knowledge of the core scientists may have a positive effect in stimulating patent applications by their collaborators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-240
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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