A patentometric assessment of selected R&D priority areas in South Africa, a comparison with other BRICS countries

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dc.contributor.author Makhoba, Xolani
dc.contributor.author Pouris, Anastassios
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T09:43:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03
dc.description Appendix A. Supplementary data. A patent data in brief en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the inventive activity through patents registered by South African researchers worldwide using the WIPO database. South Africa is the most prolific producer of patents in the African continent. In this study, the focus was on research priority areas documented in the South African government policy documents rather than the overall inventive output of the country. The research priority areas considered were ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology, climate change, energy and health. Patents in the areas were compared with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries and Egypt. The comparison was done using the revealed technological advantage sometimes referred to as the specialisation index. It is found that the two African countries have not increased their patent share significantly and are yet to find their specialisation. It was found that while South Africa is doing well in terms of patenting compared to other developing countries, the profile of inventions being patented are not necessarily aligned with the priority areas as documented in government policy. en_ZA
dc.description.department Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-03-01
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/worpatin en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Makhoba, X. & Pouris, A. 2019, 'A patentometric assessment of selected R&D priority areas in South Africa, a comparison with other BRICS countries', World Patent Information, vol. 56, pp. 20-28. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0172-2190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1874-690X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.wpi.2018.10.001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67121
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in World Patent Information. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in World Patent Information, vol. 56, pp. 20-28, 2019. doi : 10.1016/j.wpi.2018.10.001. en_ZA
dc.subject Patents en_ZA
dc.subject R&D priority areas en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Research and development (R&D) en_ZA
dc.subject Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) en_ZA
dc.subject Specialisation index en_ZA
dc.title A patentometric assessment of selected R&D priority areas in South Africa, a comparison with other BRICS countries en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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