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The Transfer and Licensing of Know-How and Intellectual Property:Understanding the Multinational Enterprise in the Modern World


  • David J Teece

    (University of California, Berkeley)


The international transfer of technology is one of the most important features of the global economy. However, the literature on it is sparse. This book encapsulates the author's contributions to this field over the last three decades and provides insights into the manner, mechanisms, and cost of technology transfer across national boundaries and the implications for (the theory of) the international firm.

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  • David J Teece, 2008. "The Transfer and Licensing of Know-How and Intellectual Property:Understanding the Multinational Enterprise in the Modern World," World Scientific Books, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., number 6146.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wsbook:6146

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    1. Mario Benassi & Elena Grinza & Francesco Rentocchini & Laura Rondi, 2020. "Going Revolutionary: The Impact of 4IR Technology Development on Firm Performance," SPRU Working Paper Series 2020-08, SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School.
    2. Marattin, Luigi & Marzo, Massimiliano & Zagaglia, Paolo, 2013. "Distortionary tax instruments and implementable monetary policy," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 219-243.
    3. Cannavale Chiara & Laurenza Elena, 2017. "The International Entry Choices of Italian Smes in Emerging Markets: A Case-Based Analysis," Ekonomika (Economics), Sciendo, vol. 96(3), pages 102-125, January.
    4. Veer, Theresa & Yang, Philip & Riepe, Jan, 2022. "Ventures' conscious knowledge transfer to close partners, and beyond: A framework of performance, complementarity, knowledge disclosure, and knowledge broadcasting," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 37(3).
    5. Wang, Fang & Chen, Kaihua, 2020. "Do product imitation and innovation require different patterns of organizational innovation? Evidence from Chinese firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 106(C), pages 60-74.
    6. Mario Benassi & Elena Grinza & Francesco Rentocchini & Laura Rondi, 2022. "Patenting in 4IR technologies and firm performance [Robots and jobs: evidence from US labor markets]," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press and the Associazione ICC, vol. 31(1), pages 112-136.
    7. Mihail Busu, 2020. "A Market Concentration Analysis of the Biomass Sector in Romania," Resources, MDPI, vol. 9(6), pages 1-10, May.
    8. Jinhyo Joseph Yun & EuiSeob Jeong & YoungKyu Lee & KyungHun Kim, 2018. "The Effect of Open Innovation on Technology Value and Technology Transfer: A Comparative Analysis of the Automotive, Robotics, and Aviation Industries of Korea," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 10(7), pages 1-16, July.

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