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Investigations in the Study of Innovation and Firm Dynamics: Computational Simulations, Declining Entrepreneurship, and Natural Language Processing

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dc.contributor.advisor Tabarrok, Alex
dc.contributor.author Goldschlag, Nathan
dc.creator Goldschlag, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-29T18:40:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-29T18:40:39Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9642
dc.description.abstract The first chapter describes an alternative methodology in understanding the impacts of intellectual property rights on the innovation process. A computational simulation model is developed that structurally incorporates a variety of important empirical aspects of patents and technology as well as the role patents play in both incentivizing and stifling innovative activity. Simulation tests are then used to examine the conditions under which patents improve or suppress technological improvement. The results suggest that patents improve innovative outcomes when the technology space is complex and firms have limited monopoly power. Conversely, in the presence of first mover advantages and learning curves, and when innovations require relatively little investment, patents can deter innovation by reducing collaboration and forcing firms to invent around.
dc.format.extent 121 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Nathan Goldschlag
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Intellectual property en_US
dc.subject Diffusion en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Firm Dynamics en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Patents en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.title Investigations in the Study of Innovation and Firm Dynamics: Computational Simulations, Declining Entrepreneurship, and Natural Language Processing
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Economics en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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