A small world in the patent citation network

Shiu Wan Hung, An Pang Wang

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Abstract

The goal of this report is to characterize the small world phenomenon in the patent citations network by analyzing the data of TFT-LCDs patents. The empirical results suggest that the patent citation network can indeed be characterized as "small world". Additionally, the patent citation network resembles the power-law connectivity distribution and exhibits preferential connectivity behavior. Furthermore, as a patent with high betweenness centrality is removed from the citation network, 50.6% of the patent knowledge communication will be limited. The result of this analysis will provide a specific way for managers to map their own patent networks and derive insight into the best ways to navigate within such networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 8 Dec 200811 Dec 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period8/12/0811/12/08

Keywords

  • Betweenness centrality
  • Patent citation
  • Small world network

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