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.
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference - University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 10 Jun 2018 → 14 Jun 2018
|Conference||25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference|
|Location||University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)|
|Period||10/06/2018 → 14/06/2018|