Diffusion, convergence and influence of pharmaceutical innovations: a comparative study of Chinese and U.S. patents

Globalization and Health
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Research
|   30 August 2018
Diffusion, convergence and influence of pharmaceutical innovations: a comparative study of Chinese and U.S. patents
Despite the significant impact of pharmaceutical innovations on healthcare, our understanding is still limited because previous studies explored only a few cases and largely came from a linear perspective. This study presents a detailed case of the Chinese and U.S. pharmaceutical patents and investigated advancements that the global pharmaceutical industry is experiencing. A network analysis approach was used to identify certain aspects regarding the diffusion of pharmaceutical innovations, including innovation attributes, adopter characteristics, and clustering.
Authors: Qiaolei Jiang and Chunjuan Luan