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Two recent theses uploaded

Two recent theses by Marcus Holgersson on the management and economics of intellectual property in the context of technological innovations are now uploaded. They are available here (use Download PDF in the menu at the left):

Holgersson (2012) [intlink id=”450″ type=”post”]Innovation and Intellectual Property: Strategic IP Management and Economics of Technology[/intlink]

Holgersson (2011) [intlink id=”302″ type=”post”]Intellectual Property Strategies and Innovation – Causes and Consequences for Firms and Nations[/intlink]

Swedish media about recent thesis

The Swedish entrepreneurship magazine Entré recently wrote an article about the PhD thesis of Marcus Holgersson, one of our researchers. The article is available here. The abstract of the PhD thesis is available here.


Marcus Holgersson receives the Broman Scholarship

Marcus Holgersson has received the Broman Scholarship for entrepreneurship research. The scholarship will finance part-time research during 2013 to be conducted at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Economics and Law (University of Gothenburg). The research will focus on output markets for patents, technological specialization, and market and technology diversification on national and company levels.

New paper uploaded

The paper ‘Multinational technology and intellectual property management – Is there global convergence and/or specialisation?’, written by Ove Granstrand and Marcus Holgersson and forthcoming in International Journal of Technology Management, is now available for download here. With a novel set of quantitative measures, the paper gives various indications of market and technology diversification as well as of global market and technology convergence (rather than specialisation) in the context of managerial, legal and economic convergence. The results show that different countries focus on a wider but increasingly similar set of markets for R&D outputs in form of patents, which implies increasing intra-national market diversification and inter-national market convergence. The results also show that different countries focus on a wider but increasingly similar set of technologies that are patented, which implies increasing intra-national technology diversification and inter-national technology convergence. In addition, intellectual property (IP) legal convergence takes place as newly industrialised countries (NICs) have strengthened their IP regimes in compliance with TRIPS and subsequently do so in the context of their indigenous innovation policies. Asian NICs have significantly increased their international patenting and supply of patented inventions. Altogether, this puts new demands across countries on multinational technology and innovation management skills, and in particular multinational IP management skills.

Research at Stanford University

Two of our researchers are spending this year at Stanford University for research and project work.

Professor Ove Granstrand is spending another period as visiting professor at SIEPR – Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, this time working on a book on Innovation and IP for Growth and Welfare plus various other projects. One project probes IP management and licensing in medical collaborative innovation. Another project regards the role of  IP in environmental innovations.

Erik Olesund is taking master courses and assisting in research.