Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch Up: An International Comparative Study

Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch Up: An International Comparative Study

by Hiroyuki Odagiri
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199574758

ISBN-13: 9780199574759

Pub. Date: 06/06/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

For most countries, economic development involves a process of 'catching-up' with the leading countries of the time. This is never achieved by physical assets and labor alone: also needed are the accumulation of technological capabilities, educational attainment, entrepreneurship, and the development of the necessary institutional infrastructure. One element of

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For most countries, economic development involves a process of 'catching-up' with the leading countries of the time. This is never achieved by physical assets and labor alone: also needed are the accumulation of technological capabilities, educational attainment, entrepreneurship, and the development of the necessary institutional infrastructure. One element of this infrastructure is the regime of intellectual property rights (IPR), particularly patents. Patents may promote innovation and catch-up, and they may foster formal technology transfer. Yet they may also prove to be barriers for developing countries that intend to acquire technologies through imitation and reverse engineering. The current move to internationally harmonize the IPR system, for example the TRIPS agreement, may thus have unexpected consequences for developing countries.

This book explores these issues through an in-depth study of eleven countries ranging from early developers (the US, Nordic Countries, and Japan), and Post World War II countries (Korea, Taiwan, and Israel), to more recent emerging economies (Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Thailand).

With contributions from international experts on innovation systems, this book will be an invaluable resource for academics and policymakers in the fields of economic development, innovation studies, and intellectual property laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199574759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/06/2010
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Abbreviations xi

1 Introduction Hiroyuki Odagiri Akira Goto Atsushi Sunami Richard R. Nelson 1

I Early Developing Countries

2 IPR and US Economic Catch-Up David C. Mowery 31

3 Knowledge Flows and Catching-Up Industrialization in the Nordic Countries: The Roles of Patent Systems Kristine Bruland Keith Smith 63

4 IPR and the Catch-UP Process in Japan Hiroyuki Odagiri Akira Goto Atsushi Sunami 95

II Post - World War II Developing Countries

5 IPR and Technological Catch-Up in Korea Keun Lee Yee Kyoung Kim 133

6 IPR and Catch-Up: The Case of Taiwan's IC Industry Hsueh-Liang Wu Yi-Chia Chiu Ting-Lin Lee 168

7 Israel's High-Tech Catch-Up Process: The Role of IPR and Other Policies Meir Pugatch Morris Teubal Odeda Zlotnick 208

III Latin America

8 Innovation and IPR in a Catch-Up-Falling-Behind Process: The Argentine Case Andrés López 247

9 Accumulation of Technological Capabilities and Economic Development: Did Brazil's IPR Regime Matter? Roberto Mazzoleni Luciano Martins Costa Póvoa 280

IV Asia

10 Relationships between IPR and Technology Catch-Up: Some Evidence from China Lan Xue Zheng Liang 317

11 The Accumulation of Capabilities in Indian Pharmaceuticals and Software: The Roles that Patents Did (and Did Not) Play Bhaven N. Sampat 361

12 The Roles of IPR Regime on Thailand's Technological Catching Up Patarapong Intarakumnerd Peera Charoenporn 378

13 Conclusion Hiroyuki Odagiri Akira Goto Atsushi Sunami Richard R. Nelson 412

Index 431

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