Inter-firm technology transfer: Partnership-embedded licensing or standard licensing agreements?

Hagedoorn, John, Lorenz-Orlean, Stefanie and van Kranenburg, Hans (2007). Inter-firm technology transfer: Partnership-embedded licensing or standard licensing agreements?. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Hagedoorn, John
    Lorenz-Orlean, Stefanie
    van Kranenburg, Hans
    Title Inter-firm technology transfer: Partnership-embedded licensing or standard licensing agreements?
    Publication Date 2007
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages N/A
    Abstract When companies decide to engage in technology transfer through licensing to other firms, they have two basic options: to use standard licensing contracts or to set-up more elaborate partnership-embedded licensing agreements. We find that broader partnership-embedded licensing agreements are preferred with higher levels of technological sophistication of industries, with greater perceived effectiveness of secrecy as a means of appropriability, and when licensors are smaller than their licensees. Innovative differentials between companies, innovative supremacy of the licensor, and market and technological overlap between partners appear to have no effect on the preference for a particular form of licensing.
    Keyword Technology transfer
    Licensing
    Inter-firm partnership
    Innovation
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18719872
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