Innovation spillover effect in semiconductor industry

Bi-Huei Tsai*

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Abstract

The contribution of external intellectual property development by other firms to firms' internal innovation and productivity improvement is defined as "spillover effect". While some criticize that the intellectual property right protections on patents hinder the spillover effect, others propose that the compulsory patent disclosure or patent licensing enforces innovation spillovers. This paper thus provides the empirical evidence of patent and R&D spillover effect on productivity to resolve the controversy. The findings support that the spillover effect derived from other companies' innovative activities can enhance firm process or product innovation, thereby improving firm performance. Since technology learning from intra-industry R&D activities or patent development is swiftly facilitated for IC firms involved either in process innovation or in product innovation. R&D spillover effects in these firms appear evidently stronger. In contrast, because the IC firms rely more on patent licensing to develop core technology innovation, the patent spillover effect even is obvious as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth
Pages2632-2635
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 25 Nov 2010
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 18 Jul 201022 Jul 2010

Publication series

NamePICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth

Conference

ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period18/07/1022/07/10

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