Access to knowledge and catch-up: Exploring some intellectual property rights data from Brazil and South Korea
Marcia Rapini () and
Leandro Alves Silva
Science and Public Policy, 2017, vol. 44, issue 1, 95-110
From an empirical perspective and using some historical elements, we speculate about the role of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the information and communications technology paradigm in the context of production fragmentation and global value chains and the challenges they impose on learning. We use an evolutionary economics framework to understand the importance of ‘learning’ in a competitive economy where firms that absorb knowledge increase their opportunities to innovate and to obtain larger market shares. Exploring data from Brazil and South Korea we find similarities in both countries regarding the intellectual property (IP) balance of payments: both have an IP balance of payments deficit. However, data from national IPRs offices shows that residents in South Korea are more apt to generate knowledge than residents in Brazil, which can be attributed to the difference in importance given by these countries to their industrial policies and the way both have integrated global value chains.
Keywords: intellectual property rights; technology transfer; global value chains; catch-up; Brazil; South Korea. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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