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The impact of intellectual property reforms on ASEAN member countries

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Michael D'Rosario
A number of studies have been conducted with regard to the economic impact of intellectual property reform on economic growth. Majority of these studies, particularly works of an empirical nature, have focused on highly industrialized economies, with the findings supporting the conclusion that intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been economically beneficial to industrialized economies. Little research has been conducted on the economic benefit of IPR within developing countries. The current study considers the impact of IPR within ASEAN member countries to determine whether reform activities have been beneficial to IPR activity. The findings are mixed, suggesting that for some categories of IPR, reform activities have been beneficial while in other instances, regulatory reforms have not had a discernable impact. Additionally, the findings also indicate that intellectual property reform, where effective has been most effective in generating additional intellectual property activity, as measured by intellectual property applications, amongst non-residents, rather than amongst domestic registrants. This finding supports the conclusion that reform activities have engendered confidence amongst foreign firms and foreign nationals.
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History

Title of book

Transcontinental strategies for industrial development and economic growth

Chapter number

7

Pagination

121 - 131

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

ISBN-13

9781522521600

ISBN-10

1522521607

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter; B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2017, IGI Global

Extent

16

Editor/Contributor(s)

B Christiansen, G Koc