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This paper examines the diversity of linkages of firms to science and their effect on innovation performance for a sample of Belgian firms (CIS-3). While at the sectoral level links to science are highly related to the R&D intensity of the sector, we show that there exists considerable heterogeneity in the type of links to science at the firm level.(More)
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Being reformed under NAFTA negotiations and in compliance with the TRIPs Argreement (Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) when Mexico joined the World Trade Organization, patent protection for pharmaceuticals in this country has been strictly strengthened since 1991 with the new Industrial Property Law. The aim of this paper is to make a first brief(More)
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