Innovative Exporters and Intellectual Property Regimes in Selected Service Industries: Evidence from the Canadian Survey of Innovation 2003
Interesting report by the SMEs Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):
Frances Anderson examines the relationship between IP rights and firm performance in two service industry sectors: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Selected Professional Scientific and Technical Services using data from the Statistics Canada’s Survey of Innovation 2003. It shows the increasing role of services in innovation processes and argues that IP regimes influence firm competitive advantage: firm characteristics, innovative activities, firm strategy, and firm market characteristics.
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