Technology licensing and grantbacks under hidden information

Dutu, Richard and Benoit, Julien 2009, Technology licensing and grantbacks under hidden information, Journal of institutional and theoretical economics, vol. 165, no. 4, pp. 561-578.

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Title Technology licensing and grantbacks under hidden information
Author(s) Dutu, Richard
Benoit, Julien
Journal name Journal of institutional and theoretical economics
Volume number 165
Issue number 4
Start page 561
End page 578
Publisher Mohr Siebeck
Place of publication Tùˆbingen, Germany
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 0932-4569
Summary This paper explores technological transfer via licensing under hidden information. The transaction features a quality choice of technology to be transferred between a licensor and a licensee that has private information about its ability to implement and refine the technology. The model accounts for the possible damage that drastic refinements and reverse licensing can do to the licensor's market position, and makes predictions on the structure of licensing contracts. We show under what conditions a licensing contract will include a further contractual provision such as a grantback clause. Finally, the welfare implications of grantback inclusion are assessed.
Language eng
Field of Research 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Socio Economic Objective 910203 Industrial Organisations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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