The impact of foreign patents on national economy: A case of the United States, Japan, Germany and Britain

Masaaki Kotabe*

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Abstract

In an earlier study the focus was on the differences and similarities in patent practices and their discriminatory implications among the United States, Japan, Germany and Britain from a corporate perspective. Here, the impact of foreign patents on each national economy is examined from a macroeconomic point of view. Findings suggest that discriminatory patent practices in these countries have affected their economic growths in some predictable ways, given their respective domestic technological infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1343
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Economics
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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