The relative effectiveness of patents and secrecy for appropriation

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Changes in patent law, global competition, and the rise of several new technologies suggest that patents could be of greater value than secrecy for many innovative firms, particularly small firms that are unable to use market power or other factors to appropriate their investments in innovation. Data from the 1993 european community innovation survey (cis) for up to 2849 r'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-624
JournalResearch Policy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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