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Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firms

1st Edition

Edited 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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Overview: The context, IP in SMEs 3. A Strategic Approach to Managing Intellectual Property 4. Copyright Protection Strategies by Small Textile Firms 5. IP in Biotechnology Firms 6. Management of IP by Electronic Publishers 7. Controlling Intellectual Property across the High-Tech Frontier: University Spin-offs, SMEs, and the Science Base 8. Worlds Apart: Patent Information and Innovation in SMEs 9. Barriers to the Use of Patent Information in SMEs

About the Editor

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.

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