R&D Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Infringement - Including Technical Appendix

55 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2014 Last revised: 27 Apr 2016

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Philipp Buss

University of Ulm

Christian Peukert

University of Lausanne (HEC)

Date Written: November 6, 2014

Abstract

We empirically address value appropriation hazards when firms enter into external relationships in search for innovation. Using firm-level data from Germany we document a positive link between R&D outsourcing and IP infringement. In line with theory we show that this effect varies with the market value of knowledge, and the allocation of property rights. We discuss how outsourcing induced spillovers may foster technology diffusion, affecting industry evolution and market structure.

Keywords: R&D Outsourcing, Knowledge Spillovers, CIS, MIP

JEL Classification: L24, D23, O31, 033

Suggested Citation

Buss, Philipp and Peukert, Christian, R&D Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Infringement - Including Technical Appendix (November 6, 2014). Research Policy, Volume 44, Issue 4, May 2015, Pages 977-989, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2519310

Philipp Buss

University of Ulm ( email )

Albert-Einstein-Alee 11
Ulm, D-89081
Germany

Christian Peukert (Contact Author)

University of Lausanne (HEC) ( email )

Unil Dorigny, Batiment Internef
Lausanne, 1015
Switzerland

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