Tuesday, 16 June 2009

MANIFESTO SEMINAR: DR. PADMASHREE GEHL SAMPATH ON IP

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member

See photos from this event (Flickr link)

We're delighted to have Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath of the United Nations University with us today to talk about 'Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development', as part of the Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project.

While the centrality of knowledge, technology and innovation to the process of economic development is broadly agreed upon, the precise mechanics of overcoming economic development challenges in different contexts vary. Dr Gehl Sampath's paper presents important findings on the role of intellectual property in latecomer development both from a theoretical and empirical point of view.

Her paper seeks to position IPRs and their role within a framework on innovation and knowledge for latecomer development. This is followed by evidence gathered by the author through empirical surveys on the impact of IPRs (as opposed to a range of other factors) at firm and organizational level innovation in some latecomer countries across Asia and Africa.

We'll have video, audio, photos and Dr Gehl Sampath's presentation on the STEPS website soon. The links will be here on The Crossing.

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