Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms [NOOK Book]

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Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises.
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Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

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Overview

Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises.
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Meet the Author

Robert A. Blackburn (PhD) is Director of Research, Kingston Business School and HSBC Professor of Small Business Studies, Kingston University, UK. He has extensive experience of researching the smaller enterprise, using a variety of methodological approaches. He is editor of the International Small Business Journal and co-author of Researching the Small Enterprise (with James Curran). He is a member of the Institute of Small Business Affairs and the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the Intellectual Property Initiative 1
1 Small firms, innovation and intellectual property management: the context and a research agenda 4
2 Innovation, intellectual property and informality: evidence from a study of small enterprises and some implications for policy 16
3 A strategic approach to managing intellectual property 35
4 Copyright protection strategies by small textiles firms 55
5 Intellectual property in biotechnology firms 69
6 Management of intellectual property by electronic publishers 85
7 Controlling intellectual property across the high-tech frontier: university spin-offs, SMEs and the science base 105
8 Worlds apart: patent information and innovation in SMEs 123
9 Barriers to the use of patent information in SMEs 144
Index 161
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