Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships: Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands

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Abstract

The paper describes findings from an interview study about intellectual property management practices in inter-organisational relationships. A total of 40 companies and public organisations in Finland and in the Netherlands were studied using semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The organisations represented different sizes and fields of industry. About 90% of the interviewed companies collaborated in their innovation efforts. However, the companies generally mentioned that the management of intellectual property and knowledge is very challenging when other actors are involved in parts of the innovation development process. Confidentiality agreements are typically used to ensure knowledge protection in these relationships. Patenting is important for about half of the companies, but joint patenting is not a common practice. Companies in Finland and in the Netherlands are seen to behave very similarly with regards to the collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management
Place of PublicationLappeenranta
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
ISBN (Print)978-952-214-864-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management - New York, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 20099 Dec 2009

Conference

Conference2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period7/12/099/12/09

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Finland
Patenting
Intellectual property
Innovation
Interorganizational relationships
The Netherlands
Development process
Industry
Confidentiality
Public organizations
Management practices
Knowledge protection
Intellectual property management

Keywords

  • open innovation
  • innovation development
  • joint development
  • intellectual property
  • interview study

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Luoma, T., Paasi, J., & Valkokari, K. (2009). Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships: Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. In Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management Lappeenranta : Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Luoma, Tuija ; Paasi, Jaakko ; Valkokari, Katri. / Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships : Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management. Lappeenranta : Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2009.
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Luoma, T, Paasi, J & Valkokari, K 2009, Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships: Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. in Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta , 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management, New York, United States, 7/12/09.

Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships : Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. / Luoma, Tuija; Paasi, Jaakko; Valkokari, Katri.

Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management. Lappeenranta : Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Luoma T, Paasi J, Valkokari K. Intellectual Property in Inter-organisational Relationships: Findings from the Interview Study in Finland and in the Netherlands. In Proceedings of the 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - the Role of Innovation Management. Lappeenranta : Lappeenranta University of Technology. 2009