Diversification and Specialisation in Innovative Activities : An Analysis of Patenting Activity of Electronic Firms

@inproceedings{Malerba1999DiversificationAS,
  title={Diversification and Specialisation in Innovative Activities : An Analysis of Patenting Activity of Electronic Firms},
  author={Stefano Breschi Franco Malerba},
  year={1999}
}
  • Stefano Breschi Franco Malerba
  • Published 1999
This paper has shed light on the processes of technological diversification and specialization by firms. European, American and Japanese firms have been examined in 25 technological fields within telecommunications, information and audiovisual technologies for the period 1978-1998. In general, in electronics technologies incumbent firms are engaged in continuous processes of technological diversfication, opening up windows on new technologies. On the contrary new innovators tend to start highly… CONTINUE READING

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