Understanding the Role of Intellectual Property in Digital Technology-based Startups: Decisions and Dynamics
This thesis notes the impact of the characteristics of digital technologies on the process and dynamics of IP strategy formation. Digital technology is systemic and can be developed on a more or less ongoing basis. As a result, IP decisions need to be flexible to enable and adapt to changes in technologies, business models and strategies. Moreover, the development of IP strategy through successive decision-making is based on available means to allow for goals to emerge rather than to be set in advance. The design of IP strategy therefore ends up fitting the design of digital technology in terms of its systemic structure and its development in which all outcomes cannot be envisioned in advance but are prepared for through incompleteness and flexibility in the design of decision-making.
Sarah van Santen
Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Holgersson, M. and van Santen, S., Business model change and intellectual property strategy: Strategizing for dynamic consistency in digital innovation
van Santen, S. and Holgersson, M., The role of intellectual property decisions in the new venture creation process
Management av immateriella tillgångar i digitaliserande företag
VINNOVA (2016-04666), 2016-12-01 -- 2018-11-01.
Informations- och kommunikationsteknik
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Opponent: Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Finland, Oulu Business school