Do software intellectual property rights affect the performance of firms?: Case study of South Korea
2008 (English)In: Proc. - Int. Conf. Softw. Eng. Adv., ICSEA, Inlucdes ENTISY: Int. Workshop Enterp. Inf. Sys., 2008, 307-312 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this study is to find the relationship between software intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the performance of software firms in South Korea. In order to measure the performance of software firms, we employed the concept of efficiency of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). With measured efficiency, we use tobit regression to investigate which IPR has a stronger effect on efficiency. The empirical results show an obvious tendency: the average efficiency of software firms having any kind of software IPR is higher than that of firms not having them. Moreover, the results of tobit analysis show that both software copyrights and patents have a positive effect on the performance of software firms, and that the effect of patents is higher than that of copyrights.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 307-312 p.
, Proceedings - The 3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Includes ENTISY 2008: International Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems
Copyrights, Electric reactors, Information systems, Intellectual property, Patents and inventions, Software engineering, Case studies, Empirical results, Positive effects, Software copyrights, Software firms, Software intellectual properties, South korea, Tobit regressions, Laws and legislation
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154149DOI: 10.1109/ICSEA.2008.73ScopusID: 2-s2.0-57649192488ISBN: 9780769533728OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154149DiVA: diva2:756448
3rd International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, 26 October 2008 through 31 October 2008, Sliema
QC 201410172014-10-172014-10-142014-10-17Bibliographically approved