Foreign Direct Investments and Intellectual Property Rights. International Intangible Assets in Spain circa 1820–1939

UAM Working Papers in Economic History, nº 02/2013, ISSN: 1885-6888

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Patricio Sáiz

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Rafael Castro

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

We devote this paper to reflecting on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the long run, particularly analyzing the case of Spain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Although the interactions between IPRs and FDI have attracted significant research efforts in distinct economic and business areas, the results lack permanent answers. Our findings demonstrate that, from a macro-level perspective, 1) FDI and IPRs are effectively related in the long term; 2) weak IPR protection does not seem to have stopped FDI; and 3) the countries with major FDI in Spain were less worried about IPR management than others with less FDI.

Keywords: IPR Management, Patents, Trademarks, Foreign Direct Investment, International Business History

JEL Classification: F21, N73, N74, O34

Suggested Citation

Sáiz, Patricio and Castro, Rafael, Foreign Direct Investments and Intellectual Property Rights. International Intangible Assets in Spain circa 1820–1939 (2013). UAM Working Papers in Economic History, nº 02/2013, ISSN: 1885-6888, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3495934 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3495934

Patricio Sáiz (Contact Author)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid ( email )

Campus Cantoblanco
Madrid, Madrid 28049
Spain

Rafael Castro

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) ( email )

Carretera de Humera s/n
Madrid, Madrid 28223
Spain

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