The Office of Advocacy has funded several studies examining the patent activity of small businesses. All show that small businesses outperform their larger counterparts in patent activity (issuance).
"Innovation in Small Business: Drivers of Change and Value" is another installment in this discussion. It widens the scope of the existing debate by focusing on the effects of drivers of innovation (employee headcount, sales, and R&D expenditures) on small business value.
A copy of the report is located at:
http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs342tot.pdf and the research summary can be found at: http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs342.pdf.
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