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"Learning-by-Licensing": R&D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Invention

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  • Daniel Johnson

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This paper models the decision of a firm to engage in innovative activity and to protect the results of that activity. Using a unique firm-level dataset collected for this purpose, estimation indicates that the interactions between current R&D and past licensing are prime contributors to innovative success. A firm's experience with technology licenses not only adds to the productivity of current R&D, but also affects whether a firm applies for full patent or utility model protection. Firm size, employee training and knowledge spillovers also have an impact on the inventive process.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economics of Innovation and New Technology.

Volume (Year): 11 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 163-177

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Keywords: Licensing; R&D; Patent; Brazil; Absorptive Capacity;

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  1. Zuniga, Pluvia & Crespi, Gustavo, 2013. "Innovation strategies and employment in Latin American firms," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 1-17.
  2. Antonelli, Cristiano, 2005. "The Governance Of Localized Knowledge: An Information Economics Approach For The Economics Of Knowledge," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 200502, University of Turin.
  3. Cristiano Antonelli, 2006. "Diffusion as a Process of Creative Adoption," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 211-226, 03.

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