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: 0199639639

ISBN-13: 9780199639632

Pub. Date: 03/24/2012

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:
9780199639632
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2012
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson
Part I: Early Developing Countries
2. IPR and US Economic Catch-Up, David C. Mowery
3. Knowledge Flows and Catching-Up Industrialization in the Nordic Countries: The Roles of Patent Systems, Kristine Bruland
4. Catch-Up Process in Japan and the IPR System, Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, and Atsushi Sunami
Part II: Post-World War II Developing Countries
5. IPR and Technological Catch-Up in Korea, Keun Lee and Yee Kyoung Kim
6. IPRs Regime and Catch-Up: The Taiwanese Experience, H. L. Wu, Y. C. Chiu, and T. L. Lee
7. Israel's High Tech Catch-Up Process: The Role of IPR and Other Policies, Meir Pugatch, Morris Teubal, and Odeda Zlotnick
Part III: Latin America
8. Innovation and IPR in a Catch-Up-Falling-Behind Process: The Argentine Case, Andres Lopez
9. Accumulation of Technological Capabilities and Economic Development: Did Brazil's IPR Regime Matter?, Roberto Mazzoleni and Luciano Martins Costa Povoa
Part IV: Asia
10. Relationships between IPR and Technology Catch-Up: Some Evidences from China, Lan Xue and Zheng Liang
11. The Accumulation of Capabilities in Indian Pharmaceuticals and Software: The Roles that Patents Did (and Did Not) Play, Bhaven N. Sampat
12. The Roles of IPR Regime on Thailand's Technological Catching-Up, Patarapong Intarakamnerd and Peera Charoenporn
13. Conclusion, Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson

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