Long-term change in the organization of inventive activity.

@article{Lamoreaux1996LongtermCI,
  title={Long-term change in the organization of inventive activity.},
  author={N. Lamoreaux and K. L. Sokoloff},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 23},
  pages={
          12686-92
        }
}
Relying on a quantitative analysis of the patenting and assignment behavior of inventors, we highlight the evolution of institutions that encouraged trade in technology and a growing division of labor between those who invented new technologies and those who exploited them commercially over the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. At the heart of this change in the organization of inventive activity was a set of familiar developments which had significant consequences for the supply and… Expand
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