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The role of patents in business ecosystem's coordination: how do leader firms maintain technological knowledge and create new trajectories ?

@inproceedings{Ayerbe2013TheRO,
  title={The role of patents in business ecosystem's coordination: how do leader firms maintain technological knowledge and create new trajectories ?},
  author={C{\'e}cile Ayerbe and Jamal Eddine Azzam and Rani Dang},
  year={2013}
}
This paper aims at explaining how a leader firm is able to manage the successful coordination of a Business Ecosystem (BE) by strategically managing its patents. From that perspective, patents are not only used as an "exclusion" and innovation protection tool but more as a new way to coordinate and secure BE. We show that thanks to an active licensing-out strategy to subcontracting SMEs a leader firm can ensure the stability and sustainability of the BE. Indeed the firm gives the opportunity to… 

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