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Intellectual property rights and the governance of international R&D partnerships

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  • John Hagedoorn

    (MERIT and Department of Organization and Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

  • Danielle Cloodt

    (MERIT and Department of Organization and Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

  • Hans van Kranenburg

    (MERIT and Department of Organization and Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Abstract

This paper studies the degree to which country differences in intellectual property rights protection affect the choice of companies for a particular mode of international inter-firm R&D partnering. It focuses on the preference of companies for either an equity joint venture or a contractual partnership. We find that international differences in intellectual property rights protection are a significant factor: with less secure protection, firms choose R&D joint ventures rather than contractual partnerships. The level of technological change in industries has an inverse effect on the preference for international R&D joint ventures. Journal of International Business Studies (2005) 36, 175–186. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400122

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  • John Hagedoorn & Danielle Cloodt & Hans van Kranenburg, 2005. "Intellectual property rights and the governance of international R&D partnerships," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 36(2), pages 175-186, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:36:y:2005:i:2:p:175-186
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