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Intellectual property disclosure as threat

Baker, S., Lee, P.Y., Mezzetti, C. (2011) Intellectual property disclosure as threat. International Journal of Economic Theory, 7 (1). pp. 21-38. ISSN 1742-7355. (doi:10.1111/j.1742-7363.2010.00147.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper models leading firms in innovation markets deciding first whether to share knowledge, and then playing a market entry game. When firms are sufficiently patient, we show that the feasibility of intellectual property disclosure through licensing to outsiders provides a useful additional threat to entry by the punishing firm in the entry game. The opposite is true when firms are impatient; the availability of intellectual property disclosure makes coordination harder. We also show that if the probability that the leading firms will be able to innovate even without knowledge sharing is sufficiently high and firms are sufficiently patient, then it is also possible for the firms to enforce a knowledge-sharing agreement before innovation has taken place.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1742-7363.2010.00147.x
Uncontrolled keywords: Intellectual property disclosure; Knowledge sharing; Licensing; Market coordination
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Pak K Lee
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 10:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66109 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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