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Title:Essays on Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation in Agriculture
Author(s):Umeno, Soyoko
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kesan, Jay P.
Department / Program:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Discipline:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:The last essay examines the characteristics of patents that contribute to future innovation and affect the rate of technical changes in the agricultural biotechnology industry. Results from this essay imply that innovation networks in agricultural biotechnology are rather undifferentiated, in which various inventors take advantage of the diffusion of knowledge facilitated by patents. Further, such a structure would have a limited contribution to promoting new entries into the technological niche. However, the seemingly undifferentiated structure is constructed by observable players who connect multiple technical niches in this industry. As a result, they provide a structure in the innovation network, which is likely to increase positive externalities within the network.
Issue Date:2006
Description:142 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3243015
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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