This paper explores the validity of citation-based indicators of knowledge flows from other firms by comparing citation counts with data on inventors’ assessment of the importance of various knowledge sources. We uncover measurement errors in citation-based indicators and show that citations more likely reflect strategic rationales rather than knowledge transfer.

On the measurement of knowledge flows with patent citations

CORSINO, MARCO;MARIANI, MYRIAM;TORRISI, SALVATORE
2017

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This paper explores the validity of citation-based indicators of knowledge flows from other firms by comparing citation counts with data on inventors’ assessment of the importance of various knowledge sources. We uncover measurement errors in citation-based indicators and show that citations more likely reflect strategic rationales rather than knowledge transfer.
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS
Corsino, Marco; Mariani, Myriam; Torrisi, Salvatore
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