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Dynamic Analysis of Innovation and International Transfer of Technology through Licensing

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  • Hitoshi Tanaka

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Tatsuro Iwaisako

    ()
    (Faculty of Economics, Ritsumeikan University)

  • Koichi Futagami

    ()
    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

Abstract

This paper develops a quality-ladder type dynamic general equilibrium model with endogenous innovation and technology licensing as a major source of international technology transfer in developing countries. Examining the dynamic characteristics of the model fully, we explore the short- and long-run effects of both an improvement in the probability of reaching a licensing agreement with a given effort and an increase in the license fee rate. The model shows that the former promotes innovation and technology transfers in both the long and short run, while the latter discourages them.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 06-06-Rev..

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
Date of revision: Oct 2006
Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0606r

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Keywords: Innovation; Licensing; Technology transfer;

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  1. Vahagn Jerbashian, 2014. "Knowledge Licensing in a Model of R&D-driven Endogenous Growth," UB Economics Working Papers 2014/304, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics.
  2. Angus C. Chu & Guido Cozzi & Silvia Galli, 2011. "Innovating Like China: a Theory of Stage-Dependent Intellectual Property Rights," Working Papers 2011_14, Durham University Business School.
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  4. Aoki, Shuhei, 2011. "A Model of Technology Transfer in Japan's Rapid Economic Growth Period," IIR Working Paper 11-05, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  5. Tadashi Morita, 2010. "Dynamic analysis of outsourcing," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 100(2), pages 117-140, June.
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  7. Morita, Tadashi, 2012. "Dynamic analysis of location choice by multinational firms," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 1063-1076.
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  9. Hitoshi Tanaka & Tatsuro Iwaisako, 2013. "Intellectual Property Rights and Foreign Direct Investment: A Welfare Analysis," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 13-15-Rev, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), revised Nov 2013.
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  11. Koichi Futagami & Tatsuro Iwaisako & Hitoshi Tanaka, 2007. "Innovation, Licensing, and Imitation: The Effects of Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Industrial Policy," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 07-05, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
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