Intellectual Property, Innovation and Management in Emerging Economies

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This book argues that intellectual property (IP) management development and innovation are fundamental to economic development , especially in newly emerging economies which often hold vast reserves of natural resources and human knowledge that remain unprotected. It sheds light on countries that are gradually realising this situation, with examples from many parts of the world, including Eastern Europe, Africa and especially Asia including India, where a great deal is being made of innovation and intellectual property to stimulate economic growth. These case studies are seen within the theoretical context of the future of cross-border IP which is slowly becoming a reality. Specific examples go beyond the patent prosecution highway, to which China has also recently signed up, and India’s development of generic drugs at lower costs. Experts in the field including practising IP lawyers explain and criticise current and new models being tested in emerging economies concerning IPR. Original case studies of hitherto little understood breaches of African trademarks by the US and Japan, and patenting mistakes in relation to little known Indian forest plants all damage emerging economies and their native people's lives. While proper implementation of IP laws by emerging economies themselves can lead to positive outcomes for all involved, the key is an independent judiciary coupled by thoughtful and thoroughly understood implementation of IP laws within the context of cross border IP. The book shows through models how different emerging economies are at various levels of developing their IPR and what paths they are taking to do this. Finally, it provides a comprehensive assessment of the ways in which innovation, protection and enforcement of IP laws can help newly emerging economies achieve economic growth without destroying natural and human resources, while moving ahead from the current global financial crisis.

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"In Japan and South Korea, intellectual property rights are widely taught at schools, in higher education, to senior citizens and on company training courses. Too many people in the West are struggling with the concept, so this book will provide solid groundwork for anyone seeking to understand how protection of intellectual property rights is a key stimulant to investment."James Brewer, Insurance Day, Issue 2, 233, 2010

"This thought-provoking book argues that a country’s development of a robust intellectual property rights (IPRs) framework is fundamental to long-term economic success in today’s globalized world... Packed full of fascinating case studies, this absorbing book graphically illustrates how an underdeveloped IPR framework can be a significant economic disadvantage... The editors, Professors Ruth Taplin and Alojzy Nowak, must be commended for having gathered together an impressive line-up of experts in the field and practicing IP lawyers… This work is essential reading for anyone wanting to properly understand the emerging global and regional trends in intellectual property rights management." - Sean Curtin, Japan Society Review, Volume 31;

"The book shows how different emerging economies are at various levels of developing their IPRs through various paths. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the ways in which innovation, protection and enforcement of IP laws can help newly emerging economies achieve economic growth without destroying natural and human resources, while moving ahead from the current global financial crisis... The book should be useful to all researchers and practitioners of IPRs, policy makers, etc. who wishes to keep themselves update with overall perspective and various IPRs related issues." Dr T K Mukherjee, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 10(1), January 2011, pp. 213

"The book explains different types of innovation models, highlights success stories and explains some of the barriers to developing an innovation culture that understands IP and how to use it. The Africa chapter is written by Dario Tanziani and Nthabisheng Phaswana who illustrate, quite effectively, countries whose GDP and IP filing statistics reflect one another suggesting that IP infrastructure and GDP growth are linked... There are several other excellent chapters that highlight how certain developing countries have embraced innovation and effectively created models that are driving growth. The emerging theme is that an "independent judiciary coupled with thoughtful and thoroughly understood implementation of IP laws within the context of cross border IP" is key." - Afro-IP; Monday, 18 June 2012

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Meet the Author

Ruth Taplin is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, UK. She is the author/editor of over 200 articles and 14 books, including most recently Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economy, also published by Routledge. She is the editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics.

Alojzy Z. Nowak is Dean of the School of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. Cross border Intellectual Property and theoretical models - Ruth Taplin 2. Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights in China and India: Prospects and Strategies - Bernard Arogyaswamy and Lisa Dolak 3. African Intellectual Property Law and the Newly Emerging African Economies with an Emphasis on South Africa - Nthabisheng Phaswana and Dario Tanziani 4. Two types of University Technology Transfer Intermediaries: TLO and TMC the Case of Thailand and the United States - Akio Nishizawa 5. The Financial Crisis, Intellectual Property and Prospects for Recovery: the Case of Poland, Central and Eastern Europe - Alojzy Z Nowak 6. Socio Economic changes Effected by Intellectual Property Rights - the Indian perspective - Mohan Dewan 7. Development of Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey: its Implications for the Turkish Economy - Erhun Kula and Selin Ozoguz 8. Cluster development, Intellectual Property and Global Competitiveness: Prospects of the Nano Sector in Hsinchu Science Park - Chyi Yih- Luan Index

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