Im Rahmen des Brown Bag Seminars der Wirtschaftsinformatik hielt Frau Dr. habil. Alexia Gaudeul (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) am Dienstag, den 21.05.2019 um 14.00 Uhr s.t. in Raum NK 401 einen Vortrag zum Thema “The impact of group identity, copyright and sharing rules on the innovation process.".
Intellectual property rights let innovators impose licensing fees for the use of their innovation by others. Granting such rights is meant to give incentives for innovation. However, IPR systems may actually hinder sequential and complementary innovation (Bessen & Maskin, 2009). Software development is one case in which copyright and patents may be particularly detrimental. Using the game of Scrabble™ as a template, experimental research confirms that copyright harms the process of innovation (Crosetto, 2010, Brüggemann et al. 2016). However, this research only looks at situations in which strangers are working with each other and do not share the product of their effort. This does not represent the case of in-house software development, whereby software developers work within a firm with colleagues from the same firm and share the product of their innovations. We therefore consider whether copyright system work better when innovations are made in-house (within a firm) or when one has more experience working with cooperation partners.
Frau Dr. habil. Alexia Gaudeul ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungsökonomik an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.