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Impact of collaboration and funding on the propensity to patent of Canadian biotechnology firms 1999-2005

Catherine Beaudry

Article (2014)

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Cite this document: Beaudry, C. (2014). Impact of collaboration and funding on the propensity to patent of Canadian biotechnology firms 1999-2005. International Journal of Biotechnology, 13(1/2/3), p. 22-52. doi:10.1504/ijbt.2014.059646
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Using the four biotechnology uses and development surveys of Statistics Canada, we analyse the importance of collaboration, funding and support, as well as contracting, R&D and IP strategies on the propensity to patent of Canadian biotechnology firms. Our model accounts for the potential endogeneity due to the simultaneity of some of these strategies. Controlling for various firm characteristics, the stage of development of the firm and the sources of its revenues, we find that collaboration with other firms does matter for patenting, as well as R&D, even when controlling for potential endogeneity. IP strategies and contracting out activities also increase the propensity of a firm to patent, and so does angel and venture capital funding.

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patenting propensity, Canada, biotechnology firms, patents, collaboration, funding, R&D, research and development, contracting out, IP strategies, intellectual property, angel capital, venture capital

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Subjects: 1600 Génie industriel > 1600 Génie industriel
Department: Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Research Center: CIRANO - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations
Funders: CRSH, Statistique Canada (Tom Symon Fellowship)
Grant number: 820-2006-0064; 410-2009-1965
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 11:49
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2313/
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Journal Title: International Journal of Biotechnology (vol. 13, no. 1/2/3)
Publisher: Inderscience
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1504/ijbt.2014.059646


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