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Small Nordic Enterprises - developing IPR in global competition

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  • Iversen, Eric

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    (NIFU STEP Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Oslo, Norway)

  • Mäkinen, Iiro

    (ETLA, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Helsinki, Finland)

  • Lööf, Hans

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Oh, Dong-Hyun

    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Jespersen, Svend

    (Centre for Economics and Business Research, CEBR, Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • Junge, Martin

    (Centre for Economics and Business Research, CEBR, Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • Bech, Jonas

    (Centre for Economics and Business Research, CEBR, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a pan-Nordic study to explore how small and medium-size enterprises use IPR. It is a pilot study that demonstrates a commonly developed approach designed to overcome the barriers that hinder study of IPR use by small firms. The pilot study focuses particularly on patenting, based on the common approach linking national business registries with patent applicants. This is the first cross-country project of its kind to develop and execute such an exercise. It applies available definitions and approaches to improve comparability in the Nordic area and with other efforts (such as the OECD patent name harmonization activity). The intention is to demonstrate how this cross-country approach can address the needs of policymakers in the Nordic countries for reliable and comparative information about IPR use among the smallest firms.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 178.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 18 Apr 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0178

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  1. Emmanuel DUGUET & Isabelle KABLA, 1998. "Appropriation Strategy and the Motivations to Use the Patent System: An Econometric Analysis at the Firm Level in French Manufacturing," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 49-50, pages 289-327.
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