From potential to real threat? The impacts of technology attributes on licensing competition

Jason Li-Ying, Ming Li, Yuandi Wang, Xiangdong Chen

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    Abstract

    The market for technology has gained popularity among organizations to access external technologies. Prior studies have revealed a great deal regarding firms’ propensity of licensing under different levels of competition. This study clarifies the differences between potential technology competition (PTC) and actual licensing competition (ALC) and investigates the relationship between these two types of competition in the context of Chinese patent licensing landscape. The findings suggest that when an organization licenses out a patent, the chance that it faces actual competition on the licensing market increases with licensing demand and the crowdedness within a specific technology field. The positive impact of PTC on ALC is contingent upon the generality, complexity and newness of the licensed patent. Managers who actually make licensing decisions can develop a framework to monitor the likelihood of licensing competition by following the findings in this study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2018
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference - University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 10 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

    Conference

    Conference25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
    LocationUniversity of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period10/06/201814/06/2018

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