15/06/2017 13:30



''The Influence of advanced country MNEs and Supranational Organizations on the Regulatory Adoption of Intellectual Property Protection Standards in Developing Countries''

We study the impact of advance country multinational enterprises (AMNEs) and supranational organizations on the regulatory adoption of developing country IP protection standards to adapt global institutional environment standards. We empirically investigate 60 developing countries that signed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Our empirical findings show that the influence of AMNEs in domestic innovation systems of developing countries result in faster and more stringent TRIPS compliance and convergence to advanced country IP protection standards. This relationship is positively moderated by developing countries dependencies on supranational organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The paper contributes to the institutional change and institutional void literature with insights on the influence of actors, such as firms and supranational organizations by providing a study on the regulatory adoption during a period of institutional plasticity.
İzzet Darendeli is an Assistant Professor of Management at California State University East Bay. He holds a Ph.D in Strategic Management from Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia. His research interests are institutional theory, emerging countries, innovation and Multinational Firm Entry-Strategies. His prior research was published in AoM Best Paper Proceedings, JIBS and JBR.



  15.06.2017, 13:30, UBYO Seminar Room - Hisar Campus