Lund Papers in Economic History, Department of Economic History, Lund University
SWINNO: A Database of Swedish Innovations, 1970-2007
(), Josef Taalbi
(), Astrid Kander
() and Jonas Ljungberg
Abstract: This paper introduces a new database of Swedish
innovations, SWINNO, in manufacturing and some services such as software.
Innovation data are collected with the Literature Based Innovation Output
method (LBIO) by use of trade journals and technical magazines and cover
the period 1970-2007. Each innovation is described by more than fifty
parameters making possible a detailed analysis from several aspects. The
innovations captured in SWINNO are significant innovations, not minor or
incremental, and the total number over the so far covered period is above
4000. The highest number of Swedish innovations were commercialized around
1980. The paper discusses the representativity and validity of SWINNO and
assesses the LBIO method in comparison with other indicators of innovation.
Some LBIO databases have previously been constructed but comparable with
SWINNO is presently only the Finnish database SFINNO.
Keywords: innovation; database; Literature Based Innovation Output; technological change; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D22; L26; O31; O39; (follow links to similar papers)
72 pages, April 1, 2014
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