Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Stanley Watt
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 July 2007
Keywords: Firm Heterogeneity, Intellectual Property Rights, r &;amp; d, standard errors, equation, outlier, probability,
In weak intellectual property rights (IPR) environments, the imitation of proprietary technology by domestic firms has become a deterrent for foreign investment. Different multinationals may view this deterrent dif...