'Learning-by-Licensing': R & D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Invention

Wellesley College Working Paper No. 98-14

Posted: 28 Sep 1998  

Daniel K. N. Johnson

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Date Written: August 1998

Abstract

With the recent liberalization of technology flows, changes in the pattern of domestic invention can be expected in Brazil. This paper models the decision of a firm to engage in innovative activity and to protect the results of that activity. Using a unique firm-level dataset collected for this purpose, estimation indicates that the interactions between current R & D and past licensing are prime contributors to innovative success. A firm's experience with technology licenses not only adds to the productivity of current R & D, but also affects whether a firm applies for full patent or utility model protection. Firm size, employee training, and knowledge spillovers also have an impact on the inventive process.

JEL Classification: O31, O32, O14, O54, D21

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Daniel Kent Neil, 'Learning-by-Licensing': R & D and Technology Licensing in Brazilian Invention (August 1998). Wellesley College Working Paper No. 98-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=127810

Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)

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