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Foreign actors and intellectual property protection regulations in developing countries

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dc.contributor.author Brandl, Kristin
dc.contributor.author Darendeli, Izzet
dc.contributor.author Mudambi, Ram
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-15T18:00:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-15T18:00:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Brandl, K., Darendeli, I., and Mudambi, R. (2018). Foreign actors and intellectual property protection regulations in developing countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 50, 826–846. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-018-0172-6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-018-0172-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12452
dc.description.abstract International agreements and institutions affect innovation in developing countries. We analyze the impact of advanced country multinational enterprises (AMNEs) and supranational organizations on the regulatory adoption of global intellectual property protection standards. In particular, we investigate 60 developing countries that signed the Trade-relate Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization in 1994. Our empirical findings show that a greater involvement of AMNEs in the domestic innovation systems of developing countries results in more stringent TRIPS adoption and convergence to advanced country IP protection standards. This relationship is positively moderated by country dependency on supranational organizations such as the International Monetary Fund. This analysis contributes to the literature on institutional change and institutional voids. It provides insights into the influence of external actors on the underlying change processes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Business Studies en_US
dc.subject intellectual property protection en_US
dc.subject innovation system en_US
dc.subject institutional change theory en_US
dc.subject institutional voids en_US
dc.subject developing countries en_US
dc.title Foreign actors and intellectual property protection regulations in developing countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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