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"Learning-by-Licensing": R&D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Invention

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This paper models the decision of a firm to engage in innovative activity and to protect the results of that activity. Using a unique firm-level dataset collected for this purpose, estimation indicates that the interactions between current R&D and past licensing are prime contributors to innovative success. A firm's experience with technology licenses not only adds to the productivity of current R&D, but also affects whether a firm applies for full patent or utility model protection. Firm size, employee training and knowledge spillovers also have an impact on the inventive process.

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  • Daniel Johnson, 2002. ""Learning-by-Licensing": R&D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Invention," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(3), pages 163-177.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:11:y:2002:i:3:p:163-177 DOI: 10.1080/10438590210904
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    Licensing; R&D; Patent; Brazil; Absorptive Capacity;

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