Intellectual Property Rights and South-North Global Innovation Networks
AbstractThis paper explores the role of IPR protection in the emergence of R&D linkages from newly emerging economies. Using data from a new survey on Chinese and Indian firms in the ICT sector, we find IPR protection to be key in the engagement of Southern firms in global innovation networks. A complementary exercise uses global bilateral patent data to investigate the location-specificity of IPR enforcement for this phenomenon. We find that a stringent IPR regime in the North (South) discourages (encourage) foreign patenting activities of firms in the South, suggesting that a global convergence of IPRs can stimulate Southern innovation.
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- F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
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- NEP-ALL-2011-07-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2011-07-13 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2011-07-13 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2011-07-13 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-NET-2011-07-13 (Network Economics)
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