Information gathering, innovation and growth
Carmelo Parello ()
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
In this paper we study the economic implications of IPR protection on corporate intelligence, R&D investment and economic growth. To accomplish this objective, we introduce trade secret and information leakage into a standard quality-ladder growth model and study the long-run implications of improving the privacy of firms' data. We find that reducing the set of practices of information gathering is more effective in protecting firms' privacy than strengthening trade secrets.
Keywords: Quality-improvement; R&D; information leakages; corporate intelligence; growth. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L51 D91 O32 K42 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Information Gathering, Innovation and Growth (2009)
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