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Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

1st Edition

By Robert Blackburn


184 pages

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Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises, while also addressing the context of innovation and knowledge management.


'I can reccommend this book as an interesting read about SMEs and intellectual property because it represents an excellent collection of empirical evidence.' - Technovation

About the Author

Robert A. Blackburn (PhD) is Director of Research, Kingston Business School and HSBC Professor of Small Business Studies, Kingston University, UK. He has extensive experience of researching the smaller enterprise, using a variety of methodological approaches. He is editor of the International Small Business Journal and co-author of Researching the Small Enterprise (with James Curran). He is a member of the Institute of Small Business Affairs and the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Small Business

There is a growing polarization in the international economy for companies to become either transnational corporations or small businesses. This dualism means the experience of the small business is quite different to that of a large corporation. The life of a small business is often shorter, riskier and more entwined with the personality of the entrepreneur. In this prestigious series, case-studies and the latest research are used to reveal the regional, national and international role of the small business.

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