Firms' negative perceptions on patents, technology management strategies, and subsequent performance

Eun Jin Han, So Young Sohn

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Abstract

While patents do have many advantages, their disadvantages include requiring disclosure of technical information and imposing the burden of patenting and litigation costs. In this study, we investigate the relationship between a firm's negative perception on patents, technology management strategies, and subsequent performance. For this purpose, we use a categorical canonical correlation analysis of the top 200, large, RandD-intensive firms in Korea. We find that negative perceptions such as burdensome transaction costs, non-patenting culture, and uncertainty of the outcome of patent litigation are associated with firms' technology management strategies, such as purchase of licenses, and subsequent performance, such as an increase in the number of inventions from the cross-fertilization of different technologies. The results of this study are expected to contribute to a better understanding of firms' negative attitudes toward the effects of patents, their subsequent technology management strategies, and resulting performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number440
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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