The Economics and Management of Intellectual Property: Towards Intellectual Capitalism

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Edward Elgar, 1999 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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'Ove Granstrand's book takes the reader into uncharted waters: the waters of an Intellectual Capitalism that promises to restructure the organization of economic life in the 21st century. In the course of his examination he shines the spotlight on recent developments in Japanese corporate capitalism that will prove to be highly illuminating to western readers.'
- Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford University, US
'This insightful book analyzes developments in Japan, Sweden, and the United States to illuminate the increasing emphasis placed on intellectual property in corporate strategies.'
- F.M. Scherer, Harvard University and Princeton University, US
This unique book - informed by ten years' research - focuses on intellectual property and charts the global transition towards intellectual capitalism with technology-based corporations as prime movers. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the history and fundamentals of intellectual property as well as a textbook introduction to the field.

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