Efficiency Analysis of National Essential Technological Strength

Shu-Hao Chang, Chin-Yuan Fan

Abstract


The innovative capacity of national technology possesses crucial status in the process of technological development. Constant innovation is required to facilitate national competitiveness. Although numerous studies have indicated the importance of technological innovation, few have focused on the national essential technological strength. The current study determined the national essential technological strength in various countries from the perspective of patent analysis. In addition, we investigated the research and development efficiencies of quality technology strengths in various countries to provide a reference and recommendation for the government. In this study, we adopted the data envelopment analysis method for analyzing the national essential technological strengths and efficiencies of the major patent countries and analyzed the variations in interperiod efficiencies and total factor productivities of various countries to oversee the dynamic changes. The results indicated that the United States, Singapore, Taiwan, and China exhibited satisfactory strengths and efficiencies in national essential technological strength, and those of China have grown substantially in recent years.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v7i4.7588

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