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Activity-to-Skills Framework in the Intellectual Property Big Data Era

Damij, Nadja, Hafner, Ana and Modic, Dolores (2022) Activity-to-Skills Framework in the Intellectual Property Big Data Era. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1558-0040

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With new technological advances such as the advent of big data, new opportunities are arising for companies. The dynamic nature of external environments is also causing the need to revise the necessary employees’ skills. This article focuses on exploring the data skills in the context of intellectual property (IP) processes. By combining the resource-based view with a process approach, we designed our novel activity-to-skills framework to identify data skills. We posit that data skills are nonhomogenous and are not singular occurrences. Subsequently, we extend the taxonomy of required data skills by defining five types of data skills, as well as deepening the understanding of how these skills are distributed within IP activities and interwoven with nondata skill types. IP data skills come to the forefront most in IP commercialization activities. We develop implications for innovation managers based on interviews with elite informants—prominent IP experts—seven of them heads of their respective IP departments.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Big data, data skills, innovation, intellectual property management, process management
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Depositing User: Nadja Damij


Item ID: 15652
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ISSN: 1558-0040
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ORCID for Nadja Damij: ORCID iD
ORCID for Ana Hafner: ORCID iD
ORCID for Dolores Modic: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 13:09
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 13:09


Author: Nadja Damij ORCID iD
Author: Ana Hafner ORCID iD
Author: Dolores Modic ORCID iD

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School


Business and Management > Business and Management

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