2015, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Harhoff, Dietmar; Hoisl, Karin
Knowledge – in particular, the tacit component of knowledge – is embedded in individuals. Hence, inventors are an important mechanism to transfer valuable knowledge from one organization to another. Previous research has established that employee mobility can also lead to individual gains in productivity. Research carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will seek to understand the impact and determinants of inventor mobility, both at the individual and at the corporate level. Combining data from different sources, the team seeks to identify causal relationships.