Date Added: Dec 2010
Paper on the economics of innovation has been in constant change. The authors quantitatively assess recent trends in this literature in terms of research topics and types of research. Departing from a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative survey of influential innovation handbooks, this paper draws on the review and analysis of all articles published in Industrial and Corporate Change, since its foundation to 2009. The results reveal that 'Conceptual/Economic Thought', 'Intellectual Property Rights', and 'Measurement of Innovation' topics have shown striking trends over the period in analysis.