How do foreign firms patent in emerging economies with weak appropriability regimes? Archetypes and motives
AbstractForeign firms patent in emerging economies with weak appropriability regimes at an increasing rate. This phenomenon constitutes a paradox since in such a setting foreign firms should have weak incentives to patent. In an attempt to resolve this paradox, we conducted an inductive analysis of 11 foreign firms that patent in such a setting, using the case of China as our empirical context. We identify four archetypes of foreign firms and three key antecedents the interaction of which determines which archetype a firm can be subsumed under.
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Intellectual property; Emerging economy; China; Appropriation; Patent; Appropriability regime;
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