Intellectual property management in digitalizing businesses
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 397 507|
|Project duration||December 2016 - October 2019|
|Venture||Intangible Assets, Innovation, and Economic Growth|
|Call||Intangible Assets, Innovation, and Economic Growth Autumn 2016|
Purpose and goal
When industries digitalize new challenges and opportunities for intellectual property management (IPM) arise. This research project has explored and explained the role of IPM for various businesses in connection to digitalization. The project has developed new knowledge, methods, and models for IPM, and started to diffuse this knowledge among researchers and practitioners.
Expected results and effects
New knowledge about IPM among small and large digitalizing firms and in situations of negotiation and financing has been developed. This knowledge has among other things led to several publications in academic journals (4 by the end of project plus several papers in progress) and in more practitioner-oriented journals and outlets, as well as several presentations for both academics and practitioners. The project has also resulted in a licentiate thesis, as well as teaching material and exercises.
Planned approach and implementation
The project ran from late 2016 to late 2019 and included several sub-studies, each of which was related to new data collection while some of them also made use of available data. Most of the studies were based on interview data, including around 100 new interviews (plus old ones) as well as other data sources such as economic experiments (with over 100 individuals taking part). An important part of the project has been to publish the results in academic journals and other outlets so that the knowledge is diffused.