Innovation, Intellectual Property and Economic Growth

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Contents
Prefacexi
Referencesxvi
IThe Nature of Innovation1
1The Nature and Importance of Innovation3
1.1Introduction3
1.2What Is Innovation?4
1.3The Microeconomic Effects of Innovation9
1.4Interaction between Producers and Users of Innovation16
1.5Innovations and Market Failure17
1.6Restoring Incentives to Invent and Innovate23
1.7Firms Competing through Innovation28
1.8Conclusion29
References30
2The Nature and Role of Intellectual Property32
2.1Introduction32
2.2Why Are Intellectual Property Rights Awarded?32
2.3Patents34
2.4Trademarks39
2.5Designs and Utility Models43
2.6Copyright45
2.7Further Questions about IPRs49
2.8Conclusions53
References55
3The Measurement of Innovation, Productivity, and Growth57
3.1Introduction57
3.2How Can Innovation Be Measured?58
3.3Illustrations of Innovation Statistics64
3.4Productivity at the Firm, Industry, and Economy Level70
3.5Comparing Productivity and Growth across Countries74
3.6Conclusion80
References82

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