Mapping the Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Intellectual Property Research: Lessons from the African Copyright Experience
J. de Beer, “Mapping the Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Intellectual Property Research: Lessons from the African Copyright Experience,” in T. Scassa et al, eds, Intellectual Property for the 21st Century: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014), 419-439.
23 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2015 Last revised: 6 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2014
Multidisciplinary intellectual property research often involves large-scale collaborative projects. Such projects combine not just multiple research frameworks, methods, and perspectives, but also multiple individuals, institutions, and sources of funding. Demonstrating the results of financial and human resource investments into complex multi-disciplinary projects is increasingly important. Experiences from one recent multidisciplinary project — the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge project — provide lessons for other intellectual property researchers trying to map outcomes from current and future projects.
Keywords: Outcomes Mapping, Project Evaluation, Intellectual Property
JEL Classification: K11, H43
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