Research Paper No. 108 - 2020 (Translation)

"MAJOR DEFENCE CONTRACTORS: THEIR ROLE AS KNOWLEDGE ARCHITECTS"

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This research paper analyses the innovation process occurring in defence companies, from the original perspective of knowledge combinations. It aims at understanding how the specificities of military production influence the architectural knowledge of companies. Using a preliminary statistical study of patent data, we highlight a difference between the practices of civilian and defence companies. More specifically, defence firms are on average proner to explore novel technological combinations and make a greater use of common connections than civilian companies.

 

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Chercheur(s) associés à cette actualité

Dr Cécile FAUCONNET

Chercheur Économie de défense