nep-ipr New Economics Papers
on Intellectual Property Rights
Issue of 2017‒11‒26
two papers chosen by
Giovanni Ramello
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”

  1. A Study on the Difference of the Visitors' Motivation and Brand Equity of Dark Tourism Visitor: Focused on the War Memorial of Korea and China By Seung Koo Lee; Renuka Newpaney
  2. Diffusing New Technology without Dissipating Rents: Some Historical Case Studies of Knwoledge Sharing By James Bessen; Alessandro Nuvolari

  1. By: Seung Koo Lee (Dept. of Tourism Business, Kangwon National University); Renuka Newpaney (Kangwon National University)
    Abstract: This study examined dark tourism motivation and brand equity of two different destinations. Using a qualitative researched on related field, this study traces visitors of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall(China) and Lee SeungBok Memorial Hall(South Korea). Steeped in commemorate the murder of Chines by Japanese and Korean Lee SeungBok by North Kroean Army are Memorial Halls still being remembered and having its own cultural importance as a dark tourism destination throughout Korea and China. Through study that involved visitors observation from November 30, 2016 to December 30, 2016. Among the 700 distributed questionnaires, 650 copies were collected and 609 copies were used for the actual analysis. The content analysis education, friendly, cultural, place factors were found to be key motivation aspects of these dark tourism related to death. Additionally, it was found, that there were significant differences existed mainly between visiting motivation, tourism satisfaction and behavioral intention of visitors of two destinations. Finally, discussed about the important aspects of the dark tourism phenomenon related to Korea?s abandoned dark tourism destination and suggested that, activation of abandoned destination will bring massive the regional development.
    Keywords: Dark Tourism, Visitors' Motivation, Brand Equity, Leisure Constraints
    Date: 2017–10
  2. By: James Bessen; Alessandro Nuvolari
    Abstract: The diffusion of innovations is supposed to dissipate inventors' rents. Yet in many documented cases, inventors freely shared knowledge with their competitors. Using a model and case studies, this paper explores why sharing did not eliminate inventors' incentives. Each new technology coexisted with an alternative for one or more decades. This allowed inventors to earn rents while sharing knowledge, attaining major productivity gains. The technology diffusion literature suggests that such circumstances are common during the early stages of a new technology.
    Keywords: technological change, technology diffusion, knowledge sharing, collective invention, patents
    Date: 2017–11–15

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