Kainan Huang

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Kainan HuangKainan Huang is Professor in the Centre for Economic Research at Shandong University. His current research focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of institutional and evolutionary economics and China economic issues.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Does Weak Intellectual Property Rights Protection Deter Investment in R&D?

This article gives an example of an industry where process R&D is not deterred by a lack of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). We observe that the imitation driven by this lack of IPR acts as a source of competitive pressure on the technological leader who responds by increasing its process R&D. We also find that when IPR are introduced in that industry, firms switch from process to product innovation.

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