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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Li
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-24T19:50:35Z
dc.date.available2014-11-24T19:50:35Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/6482
dc.description.abstractThis study attempts to identify the areas of technological strength of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, whose economy is heavily based on natural resources, by analyzing patent information. 606 US patents held by Saskatchewan organizations were identified. The results show that inventive activities are steadily growing and Saskatchewan's technological development has experienced three stages. The Initial stage (1971-1985) was dominated by traditional resource-based technologies; the Emerging stage (1986-1995) was characterized by the emergence of new technologies in the Drugs & Medical field; and the Developing stage (1996-2009) was marked by more of a balance between traditional and new technologies. In Canada and worldwide, inventive activities in Computers & Communication field have been most prominent since the last decade. However, Saskatchewan demonstrates a different path from the rest of the world. While traditional technological fields still dominate in the province, it is gradually building its strength in the Drugs & Medical field. The results present a possibility to diversify the provincial economy if policy makers develop strategies to facilitate the transfer of new technologies to industriesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWorld Patent Informationen_US
dc.subjectCanada; Patent; Saskatchewan; Technologyen_US
dc.titleIdentifying key technologies in Saskatchewan, Canada: Evidence from patent informationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wpi.2011.06.002


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