Corporate management of intellectual property in Japan Online publication date: Mon, 07-Jul-2003
by Ove Granstrand Chalmers
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 19, No. 1/2, 2000
Abstract: Intellectual property has rapidly become an area of strategic concern for corporate management and technology management within leading companies, with a concomitant growth of IP (intellectual property) resources. The paper describes how large Japanese corporations organise and manage their IP operations, which is quite different from the traditional patent organisation in Western companies. It appears as if Japanese industry has developed still another area of management from which Western companies have much to learn. The typical IP department in a large Japanese corporation has evolved into a department which is comprehensive regarding IP responsibilities, relatively large, engineer dominated, embedded in a corporate patent culture, and of strategic concern to business, technology and top managers. The paper also describes how this new type of IP organisation could be precursory to further extensions and how IP management could be extended into what could be called distributed intellectual capital management.
Online publication date: Mon, 07-Jul-2003
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org