Which IP Strategies Do Young Highly Innovative Firms Choose

Reinhilde Veugelers, Cédric Schneider

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Abstrakt

This paper describes and analyzes the strategies of young highly innovative companies to appropriate the returns from their innovations. Upon controlling for other firm and industry characteristics, we show that firms combining a young age and small scale with a high R&D intensive profile are more likely to use intellectual property (IP), specifically combining formal and informal appropriation mechanisms. They are especially more likely to choose secrecy in combination with formal IP. This holds primarily when they introduce more radical innovations new to the market.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSmall Business Economics
Vol/bind50
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)113-129
Antal sider17
ISSN0921-898X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2018

Emneord

  • Young innovative companies
  • Appropriability
  • Patents
  • Secrecy

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