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Intranational And International Knowledge Flows: Effects On The Formal And Informal Sectors

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  • Rajeev K. Goel
  • James W. Saunoris
  • Xingyuan Zhang

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type="main" xml:id="coep12112-abs-0001"> This article studies the effects of international and intranational knowledge flows. Contributions include comparing the effects of knowledge flows on the formal and informal sectors and determining multilateral spatial spillovers of innovation. Results show that formal entrepreneurs respect intranational intellectual property rights, but benefit from international spillovers, especially from patents granted. In contrast, informal entrepreneurs somewhat respect intranational patents granted, but not patent applications and citations. International spillovers to the informal sector are mainly from patents granted. Spillover magnitudes are greater internationally than intranationally, and greater in the informal sector than the formal sector (except for trademarks). (JEL O33, L26, K42)

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  • Rajeev K. Goel & James W. Saunoris & Xingyuan Zhang, 2016. "Intranational And International Knowledge Flows: Effects On The Formal And Informal Sectors," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 34(2), pages 297-311, April.
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    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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