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2018 slides now online

The slides for the 2018 AOM PDW are now online here. It was a great success, with more than 70 people attending!


2017 slides online

The slides for the 2017 AOM PDW are now online here. It was a great success, with more than 60 people attending!

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Chinese Patent dataset available

Zilin He, Tony Tong and their research team recently made available a dataset of Chinese patents. Pl see below.


On 19/09/13 7:16 PM, Z. He wrote:
Dear colleagues and friends,
A Google site has been set up to release the outcomes of the first stage of the Chinese Patent Data Project:  Clicking on the tab “SIPO – Chinese listed companies”, you will see files of corporate trees, matched patents, and calculated variables.  A user documentation (a link on the right) briefly explains the project.  For more details about corporate trees, matching algorithms, tricks of utility model patents, etc., I have a longer but still preliminary document (57 pages) available upon request.
Unlike the NBER patent database, we calculate a list of variables from matched patents to facilitate use by researchers who are not proficient in Chinese.  However, we are aware of the danger of the variable paradigm; “real actors were replaced by variables, narrative causality by the reified causality of variables, real time by the order of the variables”(Abbott, 1991).  Feel free to use these data/variables if your research concerns emerging markets and China in particular, but a good understanding of the relevant institutional environments and firm strategies—“the  context”— is necessary to avoid abuse of variables.
Best regards,
Zi-Lin HE
Department of Organization and Strategy
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg University
Warandelaan 2
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands


2013 Patent PDW slides now online

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2013 Patent PDW at the AOM Conference in Orlando.

All the presenters have kindly agreed to share their presentation slides. You can download them at:

Best regards,


2012 Patent PDW

The 2012 Academy of Management Conference will be held in Boston.

Kenneth Huang and Stefan Wagner will be organizing the workshop. Please contact them for details. Please also add your email address to the right and click “follow” to receive updates and further details.