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Introducing Innovation Phase Transition

Max Diamond Singh (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon), Karlsruhe, Germany. )
Orestis Terzidis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon), Karlsruhe, Germany. )

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Article publication date: 1 December 2015

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Abstract

Innovation diffusion points toward how innovations spread into the market after launch. This paper investigates diffusion dynamics at market entry time and proposes a new evolution pattern at the intersection between inventions and innovations. With this in mind, we initially prove that patent filings correlate with new product introductions in the U.S. spine market. Then we test our new theory supposing that certain patent filing threshold numbers accelerate strong economic returns in terms of innovations. We find that firms hitting certain patent filing thresholds significantly increase their product launches in the mentioned market. Moreover, the results seem to indicate that economic returns of inventions may be measured substantially. Thus, this paper suggests a new research area by utilizing our proposed concept about an Innovation Outcome Trigger Value (IOTV). Furthermore, the implications may also be interesting for practitioners, since we empirically prove that inventive activities turn out to be worthwhile, indeed.

Citation

Singh, M.D. and Terzidis, O. (2015), "Introducing Innovation Phase Transition", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 249-262. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-07-04-2015-B003

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