学会誌・資料 Journal

日本知財学会誌 第9巻第1号掲載

Intellectual Property and Management Theories

Ellie Okada

日本知財学会誌 Vol.9 No.1 p.6-12 (2012-9-20)
Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan Vol.9 No.1 p.6-12(2012-9-20)

<Abstract>
This paper aims to identify what kind of opportunities we have in incorporating intellectual property (IP) elements in management theories, as well as in policy issues. Intellectual property issues and policy oriented issues force us to conduct interdisciplinary research, and there is a critical difference in methodology between them. Based on this, I find that “sticking to organizational issues” is the core elements in management theories. Here, the criteria that connect IP to organizational issues is “codifiable vs. non-codifiable.” And what organizations need to keep or include inside of them are non-codifiable IP (non-measurable IP in spite of measurement efforts). Global patent system can also be supported by a theory that derived from a fundamental question by Ronald Coase : “why organization emerges.”

<Keywords>
Management, Theory and Intellectual Property, Organization, Social Science, Methodology Policy Issues, Global Patent System