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Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch-Up: An International Comparative Study

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson


Economic development involves a process of catching up with leading countries at the time. Catch‐up is never achieved by investment in physical assets alone: also needed are the learning of modern technologies and accumulation of a country's own technological capabilities. Nevertheless, most literature on economic development has paid scant attention to this technological aspect of catch‐up or at best assumed that developing countries can simply take advantage of the backlog of technologies practiced in advanced countries. Despite this assumption catch‐up can only occur with significant effort ... More

Keywords: intellectual property, patent, TRIPS, capability, technology, learning, innovation, technology transfer, catch‐up, economic development

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574759
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroyuki Odagiri, editor
Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Akira Goto, editor
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Atsushi Sunami, editor
Director of Science and Technology Policy Program and Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
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1 Introduction

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson

I Early Developing Countries

4 IPR and the Catch-Up Process in Japan

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, and Atsushi Sunami

II Post‐World War II Developing Countries

5 IPR and Technological Catch‐Up in Korea

Keun Lee and Yee Kyoung Kim

6 IPR and Catch‐Up: The Case of Taiwan's IC Industry

Hsueh‐Liang Wu, Yi‐Chia Chiu, and Ting‐Lin Lee

III Latin America

IV Asia

12 The Roles of IPR Regime on Thailand's Technological Catching Up

Patarapong Intarakumnerd and Peera Charoenporn

13 Conclusion

Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson

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