IFS Working Paper (W08/10)

The location of innovative activity in Europe

Date: 04 November 2008
ISSN: 1742-0415
Volume, issue, pages: 56 pp.
JEL classification: F21, F23, O3, H3
DOI: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2008.0810

In this paper we use new data to describe how firms from 15 European countries organise their innovative activities. The data matches firm level accounting data with information on the patents that those firms and their subsidiaries have applied for at the European Patents Office. We describe the data in detail.