Dynamics of multi-national R&D: Evolving patterns in East Asia

Hsin-Ning Su*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

International R&D collaboration is perceived as important R&D strategy to obtain complementary resources, learn from the partner as well as sharing risks and costs. Previous studies suggested that international R&D collaboration has positive impact but the impact investigated in literature are either not clearly defined or largely focused on business or technological impact. This study attempts to investigate social and legal impacts of international R&D collaboration by analyzing East Asian collaborative patents with multiple assignee countries from the perspectives of social network theory as well as cross-border patent infringement probability. It is found that international R&D collaboration has positive influence on both social and legal impacts. The evolving pattern shows that China and Taiwan are the most prolific and fastest-growing patenting countries. Also, Taiwan is the most important partner country in East Asia's internationalization of R&D. Two important contributions of this study can be summarized as follows: 1) this study defines social and legal impacts based on which the dynamics of East Asia's international R&D collaboration can be obtained, 2) the legal impact defined in this study can be used to evaluate patent value as well as evaluate the quality of R&D partnership in East Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2016 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management For Social Innovation, Proceedings
EditorsTimothy R. Anderson, Dundar F. Kocaoglu, Kiyoshi Niwa, Gary Perman, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Tugrul U. Daim
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1751-1763
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781509035953
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2017
Event2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2016 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 4 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Publication series

NamePICMET 2016 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management For Social Innovation, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2016
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period4/09/168/09/16

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