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
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.