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Article: Innovation, Imitation and Competition

TitleInnovation, Imitation and Competition
Authors
KeywordsCompetition
Imitation
Innovation
Intellectual property protection
Issue Date2009
PublisherBerkeley Electronic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/
Citation
B.E. Journal Of Economic Analysis And Policy, 2009, v. 9 n. 1, article no. 27 How to Cite?
AbstractIn a general equilibrium framework, it is known that imitation may actually promote innovation (Aghion et al., 1997). The same effect is demonstrated with a standard oligopoly model in which one firm has the ability to develop technologies while all other firms imitate and obtain a fraction of it for free. Competition is shown to dampen innovation, while imitation may stimulate it if imitation is strong and competition moderate. The findings have implications for policy toward intellectual property rights protection, as weak protection may promote rather than impede technology innovation. © 2009 The Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86053
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.25
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.501
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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Wen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:12:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:12:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationB.E. Journal Of Economic Analysis And Policy, 2009, v. 9 n. 1, article no. 27en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1935-1682en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIn a general equilibrium framework, it is known that imitation may actually promote innovation (Aghion et al., 1997). The same effect is demonstrated with a standard oligopoly model in which one firm has the ability to develop technologies while all other firms imitate and obtain a fraction of it for free. Competition is shown to dampen innovation, while imitation may stimulate it if imitation is strong and competition moderate. The findings have implications for policy toward intellectual property rights protection, as weak protection may promote rather than impede technology innovation. © 2009 The Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBerkeley Electronic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofB.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policyen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCompetitionen_HK
dc.subjectImitationen_HK
dc.subjectInnovationen_HK
dc.subjectIntellectual property protectionen_HK
dc.titleInnovation, Imitation and Competitionen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0084-7658&volume= 9: No 1 Article 27&spage=&epage=&date=2009&atitle=Innovation,+imitation+and+competitionen_HK
dc.identifier.emailZhou, W: wzhou@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.2202/1935-1682.2256-
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dc.identifier.volume9en_HK
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