Wesley M. Cohen

The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120
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NBER Program Affiliations: PR
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Duke University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2019How Innovative Are Innovations? A Multidimensional, Survey-Based Approach
with You-Na Lee, John P. Walsh
in Measuring and Accounting for Innovation in the Twenty-First Century, Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Javier Miranda, and Daniel Sichel, organizers
September 2018Inventive Capabilities in the Division of Innovative Labor
with Ashish Arora, Colleen M. Cunningham: w25051
June 2018Not in the job description: The commercial activities of academic scientists and engineers
with Henry Sauermann, Paula Stephan: w24769

Published: Wesley M. Cohen & Henry Sauermann & Paula Stephan, 2020. "Not in the Job Description: The Commercial Activities of Academic Scientists and Engineers," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 66(9), pages 4108-4117, September. citation courtesy of

June 2014The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and Impact
with Ashish Arora, John P. Walsh: w20264

Published: Ashish Arora & Wesley M. Cohen & John P. Walsh, 2016. "The acquisition and commercialization of invention in American manufacturing: Incidence and impact," Research Policy, vol 45(6), pages 1113-1128. citation courtesy of

August 2012Lens or Prism? Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research
with Michael Roach: w18292

Published: M. Roach and W.M. Cohen, “Lens or Prism? Patent citations as a measure of knowledge flows from public research,” Management Science, February 2013, V. 59, No. 2, pp. 504-525.

October 2008What Makes Them Tick? Employee Motives and Firm Innovation
with Henry Sauermann: w14443

Published: Journal Management Science archive Volume 56 Issue 12, December 2010 Pages 2134-2153 INFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Linthicum, Maryland, USA table of contents doi>10.1287/mnsc.1100.1241

April 2008Real Impediments to Academic Biomedical Research
with John P. Walsh
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 8, Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
January 2003R&D and the Patent Premium
with Ashish Arora, Marco Ceccagnoli: w9431

Published: Arora, Ashish, Marco Ceccagnoli, and Wesley M. Cohen. "R&D and the Patent Premium", International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 26, Issue 5, September 2008, Pages 1153-1179 citation courtesy of

February 2000Protecting Their Intellectual Assets: Appropriability Conditions and Why U.S. Manufacturing Firms Patent (or Not)
with Richard R. Nelson, John P. Walsh: w7552
April 1987Firm Size and R&D Intensity: A Re-Examination
with Richard C. Levin, David C. Mowery: w2205

Published: Cohen, Wesley M., Richard C. Levin and David C. Mowery. "Firm Size and R&D Intensity: A Re-Examination," Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. XXXV, No. 4, June 1987, pp. 543-565.

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