How SMEs use industrial property rights (IP) within SME value chains

Anne Staal

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Draft research proposal; 20 JAN 2013. Preliminary proposal for a 3 (max 4) year research project leading to a PhD. In preparation for the WION workshops on Advanced Purchasing Research and to be worked out in more detail as a PhD research proposal before MAY 2013. The research objective is to find out: How innovating SMEs can best use Industrial Property Rights (patents) within value chains with their (SME) suppliers and their (SME) customers, what are best practices and improvement areas, what is a suitable theoretical framework, how can enterprises, business researchers & practitioners benefit from applying this framework.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2013


  • strategic purchase management
  • technological innovation
  • SMEs
  • product development
  • industrial property
  • property

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