Managing intellectual property in a collaborative environment: learning from IBM
Author: Bader, Martin A.
Source: International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Volume 1, Number 3, 4 May 2007 , pp. 206-225(20)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper outlines the increasing importance that intellectual property has achieved in inter‐firm research and development collaborations with respect to the new economy industry sector. It is based on an explorative, case study‐based research approach that was chosen because of the novelty of managing intellectual property in research and development collaborations as an empirical phenomenon. Starting from theoretically derived core components for managing intellectual property in research and development collaborations, this contribution analyses successful practices of a leading information technology and service innovation company, namely IBM, within the new economy sector. The paper concludes with a procedural model for managing intellectual property by asserting that its consideration is essential in conducting and exploiting a sustainable collaboration.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: BGW AG, Management Advisory Group St.Gallen Vienna, Thurgauerstrasse 4, 9400 Rorschach am Bodensee, Switzerland
Publication date: May 4, 2007
- The objectives of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management are two-fold: firstly, to enhance communications between policy makers, organisational agents, academics, and managers on the critical understanding and research on intellectual property; secondly, to promote the development of the newly-cultivated research field. A truly international perspective to the studies of intellectual property is applied, with a great emphasis on issues in management, economics, politics, and international business
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