Intellectual Assets Management in the Knowledge Economy

Reference number 2016-04664
Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Center for Intellectual Property
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 614 960
Project duration December 2016 - May 2019
Status Completed
Venture Intangible Assets, Innovation, and Economic Growth
Call Intangible Assets, Innovation, and Economic Growth Autumn 2016

Purpose and goal

The overall aim and objective of the project is to show the importance of organizational and strategic management of intellectual assets for value creation in digital development and transformation processes. One part of the work focuses on the competitiveness of Swedish unicorn firms and so called network effects on a global market. The other part of the work focuses on a revised IAM framework to be applied to evaluate intellectual assets in research-, management- and policy work.

Expected results and effects

The ambition is to build on previous work where universities and other public and private actors within the innovation system use evaluation models to assess intellectual assets as tools in utilization activities. The work is contributing to a toolbox to be employed for research, management and policy activities when working with digital development and transformation processes.

Planned approach and implementation

The study of the five Swedish unicorn firms is based on an inductive, qualitative method and empirical analysis. The IAM framework rests on three scientific approaches; a theoretical reflexive analysis, a legal dogmatic and legal constructivist analysis and a qualitative empirical analysis. The project work is based on scientific literature and external information such as company information, patents and other intellectual property information as well as other publicly available information.

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