Article: The Penguin Has Entered the Building: The Commercialization of Open Source Software Products.Organization Science. 01/2008; 19:292-305.
Article: The market for patents in Europe[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips stock price has been predicted using the difference between core and headline CPI in the United States. Linear trends in the CPI difference allow accurate prediction of the prices at a five to ten-year horizon.Research Policy. 01/2007; 36(8):1163-1183.
Stefano Brusoni, Gustavo A. Crespi, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, Paola Giuri, Karin Hoisl, Lionel Nesta, Bart Verspagen, Myriam Mariani, Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff, Christian Le Bas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini, Onder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Pari Patel, Marzia Romanelli[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This paper reviews the economic literature on the role of fees in patent systems. Two main research questions are usually addressed: the impact of patent fees on the behavior of applicants and the question of optimal fees. Studies in the former group confirm that a range of fees affect the behavior of applicants and suggest that a patent is an inelastic good. Studies in the latter group provide grounds for both low and high application (or pre-grant) fees and renewal (or post-grant) fees, depending on the structural context and on the policy objectives. The paper also presents new stylized facts on patent fees of thirty patent offices worldwide. It is shown that application fees are generally lower than renewal fees, and renewal fees increase more than proportionally with patent age (to the notable exception of Switzerland and the U.S.).Research Policy. 01/2007; 36(8):1107-1127.
Article: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Inventors (But Never Asked): Evidence from the PatVal-EU SurveyStefano Brusoni, Gustavo Crespi, Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, Paola Giuri, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff, Karin Hoisl, Christian LeBas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini, Myriam Mariani, Lionel Nesta, Önder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Parimel Patel, Marzia Romanelli[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Based on a survey of the inventors of 9,017 European patented inventions, this paper provides new information about the characteristics of European inventors, the sources of their knowledge, the importance of formal and informal collaborations, the motivations to invent, and the actual use and economic value of the patents.08/2006;
Article: Do liquidity constraints matter in explaining firm size and growth? Some evidence from the Italian manufacturing industryGiorgio Fagiolo, Alessandra Luzzi[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The article investigates whether liquidity constraints affect firm size and growth dynamics of Italian manufacturing firms. Panel-data regressions and distribution analyses show that (i) liquidity constraints engender a negative effect on growth once one controls for size; (ii) smaller firms grow more after controlling for liquidity constraints; and (iii) the stronger liquidity constraints, the more size negatively affects firm growth. Furthermore, we find that financial constraints help in better explaining the relationship between firm growth and age, conditional on size. Finally, our data indicate that size distributions depart from log-normality, and growth rates are well approximated by Laplace densities. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.Industrial and Corporate Change 02/2006; 15(1):1-39. · 1.37 Impact Factor