nep-ipr New Economics Papers
on Intellectual Property Rights
Issue of 2009‒05‒09
four papers chosen by
Roland Kirstein
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

  1. Meritocracy and Innovation: Is There a Link? Empirical Evidence from Firms in Brazil By Barros, Henrique M.; Lazzarini, Sergio G.
  2. Sharing Traditinal Knowledge for Commerce-the Power of Bargaining Strength By Aparna K Bhagirathi
  3. Collaborating By Alessandro Bonatti; Johannes Horner
  4. About intellectual forgery in romanian accounting law By Bunget, Ovidiu-Constantin

  1. By: Barros, Henrique M.; Lazzarini, Sergio G.
    Date: 2009–10
  2. By: Aparna K Bhagirathi
    Abstract: The paper is motivated by concerns about the depletion of traditional knowledge and recent efforts to preserve this knowledge through commercial use. The study looks at incentives that can induce companies to invest in bio-prospecting and persuade traditional communities to share their knowledge.
    Keywords: bargaining model, innovations, raw material, communities, traditional knowledge, incentives, companies, commercial asymmetry, revenues, commerce
    Date: 2009
  3. By: Alessandro Bonatti (Dept. of Economics, Yale University); Johannes Horner (Cowles Foundation, Yale University)
    Abstract: This paper examines moral hazard in teams over time. Agents are collectively engaged in an uncertain project, and their individual efforts are unobserved. Free-riding leads not only to a reduction in effort, but also to procrastination. The collaboration dwindles over time, but never ceases as long as the project has not succeeded. In fact, the delay until the project succeeds, if it ever does, increases with the number of agents. We show why deadlines, but not necessarily better monitoring, help to mitigate moral hazard.
    Keywords: Moral hazard, Teams, Experimentation, Collaboration, Public goods, Learning
    JEL: C72 C73 D83
    Date: 2009–04
  4. By: Bunget, Ovidiu-Constantin
    Abstract: Although it is the only criminal offence stipulated by accounting law, forgery foreseen by article 43 of Accounting Law no. 82/1991, republished, represents a special variant of the criminal offence foreseen by article 289 of the Criminal Code, and, in this context, we discuss about a text conjuncture and not about a conjuncture of criminal offences. The provisions of the Criminal Code will be mentioned only as regards the applicable penalty (6 months to 5 years). Article 43 contains an incrimination specific to the area covered by the special law, and the description of the elements of criminal offence is complete.
    Keywords: accounting; intellectual false; true and fair view; crime
    JEL: M41
    Date: 2009–04–30

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