Disembodied Knowledge Flows in the World Economy

Economic Research Working Paper No. 3

Author(s): WIPO | Publication year: 2011

The authors outline the main trends in the growth of disembodied technology trade vis-a-vis international licensing and the trade in research and development and technical services. They show that there is considerable heterogeneity across countries in the form of technology trade that countries specialize in and also suggest these are related to underlying appropriability conditions and intellectual property rights regimes.

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