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Towards a Relational Economics: Methodological Comments on Intellectual Property Strategy, Industrial Organisation, and Economics

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  • Eran Binenbaum

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A core question addressed in this paper is: Can mainstream economic methodology be improved, and if so, how? In the process, it also considers the following questions: Is there much scope for improvement of intellectual property strategy? Is such improvement valuable? Can economics, and in particular the field of industrial organisation, help achieve it? The improvements in economic methodology that are suggested in this paper may be summarized as 'relational economics'. An important aspect of this methodology is an emphasis on inter-organisational relations.

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  • Eran Binenbaum, 2005. "Towards a Relational Economics: Methodological Comments on Intellectual Property Strategy, Industrial Organisation, and Economics," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0502001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Economic methodology; INdustrial organisation; Inter- organisational relations; Intellectual property strategy;
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    JEL classification:

    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • 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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