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Title:The impact of intellectual property rights on international self-employed rates PDF Logo
Authors:Burke, Andrew E.
Fraser, Stuart
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Papers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 1305
Abstract:The importance of IPR regimes for large firm innovation is well documented but less is known about their impact on typically less innovative self-employed entrepreneurship. The paper sets out to estimate the net effect of the various elements that comprise an IPR regime including the political system, the laws, and institutions as well as a general familiarity with and respect for IPR related products. Cumulatively, the analysis indicates that a well developed IPR regime has a net positive effect on the self-employed sector. Since the self-employed sector is possibly the only segment of the enterprise base where IPRs may be expected to have a negative effect it provides a useful contribution to our empirical understanding of the welfare effects of IPRs on the entrepreneurial economy more widely.
Subjects:self-employment
intellectual property rights
law
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JEL:L2
P48
O34
O33
L2
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, MPI für Ökonomik

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