Markets for (Codified, Tacit, Encapsulated, and Firm-Specific) Knowledge
35 Pages Posted: 24 May 2018
Date Written: April 30, 2018
Markets for knowledge are increasingly important to innovation, competitive advantage, and economic growth. This paper examines five distinct markets through which knowledge can be exchanged: the market for codified knowledge (licensing), the market for tacit knowledge (alliances), the market for encapsulated knowledge (sale/purchase of sophisticated products), the market for workers’ knowledge (labor mobility), and the market for firm-wide knowledge or capabilities (mergers and acquisitions).
Keywords: Markets for Knowledge, Technology Licensing, Alliances, Learning by Hiring, Learning by Exporting, Learning by Importing, Knowledge Flows
JEL Classification: D23, L22, O31, O34, O38
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