Patent Network, Firm Formation and Technology Competition: the Case of Photovoltaics

Project Details


This project studies the linkage between patent network and firm formation by applying the dataset consistsof 4288 patents of photovoltaic technology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)over the 1976-2016 periods. We also consider the dynamics of post entry technology competition betweenthe new firms and incumbent firms with the unique dataset compiled from different sources.
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • patent network
  • firm formation
  • technology competition


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