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IPR-Standardization Interaction in Japanese Firms:Evidence from Questionnaire Survey


  • Noriyuki Doi

    () (Kwansei Gakuin University)


To disentangle the relations between standards, innovation and competition, this paper examined the processes and effects of standardization in Japanese firms. The realities of their activities were provided by a postal questionnaire sent to progressive large firms in Japanese industries. Overall, although Japanese firms have sufficiently understood the significance of increased standardization, they don ft always actively and strategically involve in the standardization process. The conclusion may be derived from the respondents f evaluations that 1) the effects of standardization are less likely to be profitable; 2) formal standard setting organizations are not always an effective coordination mechanism of intellectual property rights; and 3) they don ft have a sufficient internal institution for standardization strategy. They are rather skeptical of particularly formal and semi-formal standardization processes.

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  • Noriyuki Doi, 2010. "IPR-Standardization Interaction in Japanese Firms:Evidence from Questionnaire Survey," Discussion Paper Series 55, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised May 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:kgu:wpaper:55

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    Consensus-based Standards; Split Type of Standardization; Intellectual Property Rights; Standards Setting Organizations; Patent Hold-up;

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    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices

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