Strategic intellectual property protection policy and North-South technology transfer

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Title: Strategic intellectual property protection policy and North-South technology transfer
Authors: Naghavi, Alireza
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Date: Apr-2003
Online since: 2009-07-27T15:38:09Z
Abstract: I analyze the welfare implications of protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) in developing countries through its impact on innovation, market structure, and technology transfer. FDI, tariffs, and joint ventures (JV) are introduced to the strategic IPR literature. In a North-South trade environment, the South sets the IPR policy strategically by anticipating the Northern firm’s R&D expenditure and multinationalization decision. A stringent IPR policy is always chosen in order to motivate technology transfer through FDI, which in turn improves welfare. JVs bring in more profits for the Southern firm, but FDI is the optimal form of transfer in terms of welfare.
Funding Details: University College Dublin. Institute for the Study of Social Change
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP03/13
Keywords: Intellectual property rightsJoint venturesMultinational firmsTechnology transferNorth-South trade
Subject LCSH: Intellectual property--Developing countries
Joint ventures--Developing countries
Investments, Foreign--Developing countries
Technology transfer--Developing countries
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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