Knowledge Converter(s) Within Knowledge Flows of Patent Citation Network: Evidence from Patent Lawsuits of Smartphones

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Prior studies provided a model to categorize technological companies into Knowledge Absorbers, Knowledge Producers, and Brokers Based on Producing Knowledge, and Brokers Based on Absorbing Knowledge. The model is based on the betweenness centrality of patent citation network and O-I index which is the difference between out-degree centrality and in-degree… (More)

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