Authors: Deli Yang
Addresses: Bradford University School of Management, Emm Lane, Bradford, BD9 4JL, UK
Abstract: Since China established its policy of intellectual property (IP) protection from the 1980s, the merits and drawbacks of the young IP system have been feverishly discussed inside and outside China. However, a systematic study on the practice of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China from an IP perspective is a blank spot. This article, based on a survey of 51 UK and US MNEs and their subsidiaries in China, evaluates the problems these companies have encountered as a consequence of their IP flows into different Chinese enterprises. It is also to analyse the causes of the problems and to suggest possible methods of avoiding future problems.
Keywords: intellectual property; international business; China; multinational enterprises.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2004 Vol.3 No.3, pp.335 - 352
Published online: 26 Aug 2004 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article