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Sharing Traditinal Knowledge for Commerce-the Power of Bargaining Strength

Aparna K Bhagirathi

Working Papers from eSocialSciences

Abstract: The paper is motivated by concerns about the depletion of traditional knowledge and recent efforts to preserve this knowledge through commercial use. The study looks at incentives that can induce companies to invest in bio-prospecting and persuade traditional communities to share their knowledge.

Keywords: bargaining model; innovations; raw material; communities; traditional knowledge; incentives; companies; commercial asymmetry; revenues; commerce (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-04
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