Title: International transactions in intellectual property and developing countries

Authors: Carlos A. Primo Braga, Carsten Fink

Addresses: The World Bank Group, 1818 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20433, USA. The World Bank Group, 1818 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20433, USA

Abstract: This paper discusses the international dimension of intellectual property protection with an emphasis on the implications for developing countries. It explores the effects of IPR protection on trade, foreign direct investment, and technology licensing, and reviews empirical evidence in this context. Finally, it discusses how international transactions in intellectual property affect the international transfer of knowledge.

Keywords: intellectual property rights; international trade; foreign direct investment; technology licensing; knowledge transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2000.002800

International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.19 No.1/2, pp.35-56

Available online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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