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From Discovery to Commercialization: Accretive Intellectual Property Strategies among Small, Knowledge-Based Firms

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  • Hayter, Christopher

    (Arizona State University)

  • Link, Albert

    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

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This paper explores the use of publications and patents and their covariates among small, knowledge-based firms pursuing technology commercialization. It does so through an empirical examination of 1180 small firms’ R&D projects, all of which were funded through Phase II U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. As such, the paper responds to recent calls to investigate not only how small, knowledge-based firms utilize specific IP strategies, but also how accretive logic specifically differs from competitive publishing and patenting logic.

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  • Hayter, Christopher & Link, Albert, 2020. "From Discovery to Commercialization: Accretive Intellectual Property Strategies among Small, Knowledge-Based Firms," UNCG Economics Working Papers 20-11, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:uncgec:2020_011
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    Keywords

    Patents; Publications; Intellectual property; R&D; Strategy;
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    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital

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