Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries

@inproceedings{Chen2005IntellectualPR,
  title={Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries},
  author={Yongmin Chen and Thitima Puttitanun},
  year={2005}
}
This paper studies intellectual property rights (IPRs) and innovation in developing countries. A model is developed to illustrate the trade-off between imitating foreign technologies and encouraging domestic innovation in a developing country’s choice of IPRs. It is shown that innovations in a developing country increase in its IPRs, and a country’s IPRs can depend on its level of development non-monotonically, first decreasing and then increasing. Empirical analysis, with a panel of data for… CONTINUE READING
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