Intellectual Property Rights and South-North Global Innovation Networks
Maria Comune Jr.
University of Siena - Department of Economics; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan
University of Bologna - Department of Economics
University of Bologna; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Quaderni DSE Working Paper No. 764
This paper explores the role of IPR protection in the emergence of R&D linkages from newly emerging economies. Using data from a new survey on Chinese and Indian firms in the ICT sector, we find IPR protection to be key in the engagement of Southern firms in global innovation networks. A complementary exercise uses global bilateral patent data to investigate the location-specificity of IPR enforcement for this phenomenon. We find that a stringent IPR regime in the North (South) discourages (encourage) foreign patenting activities of firms in the South, suggesting that a global convergence of IPRs can stimulate Southern innovation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: Innovation, Intellectual property rights, Foreign patenting, R&D linkages, Southern innovation, ICT
JEL Classification: F2, O1, O3working papers series
Date posted: June 27, 2011 ; Last revised: April 4, 2013
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