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Patenting by Manufacturing Firms in India: Its Production and Impact

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  • Deolalikar, Anil B
  • Roller, Lars-Hendrik
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    This paper attempts to simultaneously study the production and impact of patenting in a less-developed country, using panel firm-level data for the period 1975-79 for India. The authors' results suggest that, despite the limited protection of intellectual property rights in India, patenting is associated with a significant increase in total factor productivity growth at the firm level. After controlling for unobserved fixed firm effects, R&D manpower appears to be the only input that significantly influences the probability of patenting. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Industrial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 37 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 303-14

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    1. Edwin Goñi & William F. Maloney, 2014. "Why don’t Poor Countries do R&D?," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 011947, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
    2. Deolalikar, Anil & Hasan, Rana & Khan, Haider & Quibria, M.G., 1997. "Competiveness and Human Resource Development," MPRA Paper 2819, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1997.
    3. Chen, Yongmin & Puttitanun, Thitima, 2005. "Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(2), pages 474-493, December.
    4. Pierre J. Tremblay, 1998. "Organize to Generate Innovation: Tools to Measure Technical Change, Productivity and Change-Generating Efforts," CIRANO Working Papers 98s-12, CIRANO.
    5. Ishac Diwan & Dani Rodrik, 1989. "Patents, Appropriate Technology, and North-South Trade," NBER Working Papers 2974, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Thitima Puttitanun, 2007. "Intellectual Property Rights as a Signal," Working Papers 0023, San Diego State University, Department of Economics.
    7. Alka Chadha, 2005. "Trips and Patenting Activity: Evidence from the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry," Departmental Working Papers wp0512, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics.

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