Intellectual Property Rights and South-North Global Innovation Networks

Quaderni DSE Working Paper No. 764

37 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last revised: 2 Jul 2014

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Maria Comune

University of Siena - Department of Economics; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan

Alireza Naghavi

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

Giovanni Prarolo

University of Bologna; University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)

Date Written: November 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Innovation, Intellectual property rights, Foreign patenting, R&D linkages, Southern innovation, ICT

JEL Classification: F2, O1, O3

Suggested Citation

Comune, Maria and Naghavi, Alireza and Prarolo, Giovanni, Intellectual Property Rights and South-North Global Innovation Networks (November 2012). Quaderni DSE Working Paper No. 764, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1873264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1873264

Maria Comune

University of Siena - Department of Economics ( email )

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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan ( email )

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University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

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Giovanni Prarolo

University of Bologna ( email )

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Italy

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University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA) ( email )

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