Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149270
Authors: 
Pekkala, Sari
Kerr, William R.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6183
Abstract: 
We study the prevalence and traits of global collaborative patents for U.S. public companies, where the inventor team is located both within and outside of the United States. Collaborative patents are frequently observed when a corporation is entering into a new foreign region for innovative work, especially in settings where intellectual property protection is weak. We also connect collaborative patents to the ethnic composition of the firm’s U.S. inventors and cross-border mobility of inventors within the firm. The inventor team composition has important consequences for how the new knowledge is exploited within and outside of the firm.
Subjects: 
patents
innovation
research and development
ethnic networks
migration
diasporas
foreign direct investment
technology transfer
globalization
mobility
JEL: 
O32
F02
F22
F23
F60
J15
O19
O31
O33
O34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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