Explore the innovative fulerums of patented technology: A perspective of technology embeddedness

Hung Chun Huang, Hsin Ning Su, Hsin Yu Shih

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Abstract

Technological interdisciplinarity and integrative development have been issues of academic discourse for some time; several studies have contributed to the investigation of techno-society and technology development. Nevertheless, the interdisciplinary technology present in patents remains insufficiently explored. This study examines a patent interdisciplinary application utilizing the USPTO database of patent documents from 2001 to 2014. The findings identify distinctive structural configurations of various technical fields and the ecology of their collaboration. This study presents the interdisciplinary embeddedness of a patent citation network which suggests a technological proximity for incubating innovative capacity. The technological positions of brokerage perform a critical fulcrum for interdisciplinary innovation, which strategizes several innovative capabilities. Meanwhile, technological push and pull promote the process of endogenous, exogenous, and heterogeneous innovation and technology evolution. Thus, this study addresses policy implications for firms and authorities interested in sustaining innovative capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Timothy R. Anderson, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Kiyoshi Niwa, Harm-Jan Steenhuis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843403
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Publication series

NamePICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period25/08/1929/08/19

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