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Joint patenting amongst companies - exploring the effects of inter-firm R&D partnering and experience


  • Masao Nakamura

    (Faculty of Commerce, Institute of Asian Research and Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6 T 1Z2)

  • John Hagedoorn

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

  • Hans van Kranenburg

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

  • Richard N. Osborn

    (Department of Management, School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)


R&D alliances and previous experience with the sharing of intellectual property rights are expected to have significant effects on joint patenting by alliance partners. Although so far un-researched, this is both an intuitively and theoretically appealing subject because joint patenting could relate to the possible outcome of an important group of alliances. However, the main explanation for differences in joint patenting of R&D partners is found in their experience with the joint patenting process itself. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Masao Nakamura & John Hagedoorn & Hans van Kranenburg & Richard N. Osborn, 2003. "Joint patenting amongst companies - exploring the effects of inter-firm R&D partnering and experience," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(2-3), pages 71-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:24:y:2003:i:2-3:p:71-84 DOI: 10.1002/mde.1078

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