International Journal of Intellectual Property Management

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Tana Pistorius
ISSN online: 1478-9655
ISSN print: 1478-9647
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IJIPM welcomes research papers across a wide range of topics embracing the studies of intellectual property from the perspectives of business management, organisational principles, and government policies. The purpose is to enhance the critical understanding of intellectual property in theory and practice, to appreciate the strategic importance of intellectual property to corporate and organisational success, and to disseminate knowledge on the management of intellectual property and commercialisation of different forms of intellectual property.


 Topics covered include

  • The national development history of IP
  • International IP harmonisation, IP culture/ideologies
  • IP valuation methods: disparities, economic significance
  • External corporate and organisational strategies:
    • licensing in and out
    • strategic alliances
    • cooperative R&D/technology transfer
    • intellectual property litigation
  • Internal corporate and organisational strategies:
    • stimulating inventions
    • managing intellectual property information
    • competitive analysis and intellectual property exploitation
    • decision-making on intellectual property commercialisation
  • Global piracy and corporate and organisational strategies
  • Impacts on mergers and acquisitions/firm internationalisation/international negotiations

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The objectives of the IJIPM are two-fold: firstly, to enhance communications between policy makers, organisational agents, academics, and managers on the critical understanding and research on intellectual property; secondly, to promote the development of the newly-cultivated research field. A truly international perspective to the studies of intellectual property is applied, with a great emphasis on issues in management, economics, politics, and international business.


The IJIPM builds up linkages between professionals and academics to exchange ideas and information in research and practice, and stimulates knowledge dissemination in this interdisciplinary field.


The IJIPM welcomes theoretical and empirical papers with original contributions to advance the research in the field of intellectual property. It is pluralistic in methodology, i.e. conceptual papers, case studies, theoretical development, hypothetical test papers, and book reviews are all welcome. Comparative studies across countries and firms are encouraged. Special Issues devoted to important topics in intellectual property will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Pistorius, Tana, University of South Africa, South Africa

Associate Editors

  • Blind, Knut, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
  • Kamperman Sanders, Anselm, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Lynskey, Michael J., Komazawa University, Japan

Editorial Board Members

  • Bader, Martin A., BGW AG, Switzerland
  • Blakeney, Michael, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Brush, Tom, Indiana University, USA
  • Correa, Carlos M., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Granstrand, Ove, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Gupta, Anil K., Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur, India
  • Kierkegaard, Sylvia Mercado, International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark
  • Phillips, Peter W., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Piccaluga, Andrea, Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  • Pitkethly, Robert, University of Oxford, UK
  • Roffe, Pedro, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Switzerland
  • Vaver, David, University of Oxford, UK
  • Yang, Deli, Bradford University, UK


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