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IP Delimitations: A Managerial Point of View


  • Mircea NEGRUTA

    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


    () (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


In the context of knowledge-based economy, along with the growing importance of the intangible assets, and along with the changing criteria for defining the competitive advantages, the intellectual property related issues are increasingly addressed. The specific literature is replete with all sorts of approaches regarding the intellectual property, using a series of terms, more or less defined or explained. In this context, the lack of boundaries, at least relative ones, between different terms, may create confusion among the readers. This article intends to explore the subject literature, to establish the empirical correlations a demarcations existing among the main terms that are used in connection with the intellectual property term and to suggests a way of graphically represent them. This approach is particularly useful to managers and is trying to establish a support for future researches.

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  • Mircea NEGRUTA & Ion NAFTANAILA, 2010. "IP Delimitations: A Managerial Point of View," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(3), pages 491-505, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:3:p:491-505

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    1. Christine Greenhalgh & Padraig Dixon, 2002. "The Economics of Intellectual Property: A Review to Identify Themes for Future Research," Economics Series Working Papers 135, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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    intellectual property; management; knowledge; innovation; intellectual capital; intangible assets.;

    JEL classification:

    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives


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