Analysis of technological knowledge flows in the Basque Country




Patent, Citation, Technology, Diffusion, Innovation


Knowledge flow of technology is important for continuous growth and extension of science. Patent data analysis has facilitated this knowledge acquisition. The available patent information crosses borders, corresponds and interacts with new inventions to give new strength and dimension to the technology. Therefore, the patent citation information functions as a key indicator of the knowledge flow providing relevant information. It can be identified to which extent a region is a relevant technological knowledge generator to other regions. As an illustrative case, we present a study to determine the role played by the Basque Country region as a generator of technological innovation during the period 1991-2011.


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Author Biographies

J. Gavilanes-Trapote, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Industrial Organization and Management Engineering Department.

Faculty of Engineering -Vitoria-Gasteiz

I. Etxeberria-Agiriano, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Languages and Computer Systems Department.

Faculty of Engineering - Vitoria-Gasteiz

E. Cilleruelo, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Industrial Organization and Management Engineering Department.

Faculty of Engineering - Bilbao

G. Garechana, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Industrial Organization and Management Engineering Department.

Faculty of Economics and Business - Bilbao


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How to Cite

Gavilanes-Trapote, J., Etxeberria-Agiriano, I., Cilleruelo, E., & Garechana, G. (2019). Analysis of technological knowledge flows in the Basque Country. International Journal of Production Management and Engineering, 7, 73–79.