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Intellectual property management, dynamic capabilities and competitive innovation in the commercial aircraft industry

  • In this paper we combine insights from two streams of literature within the broad academic domain of strategic management - namely intellectual property management and dynamic capabilities - to advance our understanding of the dynamics of competition and innovation in technology-intensive industries dominated by large companies with highly complex products and businesses, large operational scale, and broad international reach. We argue that a firm's IP management capability ought to be viewed as a dynamic capability, as propounded by Teece et al. (1997) and Teece (2007), and we accordingly propose a generic competition-influenced evolutionary pattern of patent application strategies, embodying three development phases: 1) passive strategy, during the early phase; 2) aggressive strategy, during the growth phase; 3) sophisticated strategy at the maturity phase. We test our ideas through a study of the patenting behaviour of two major competing firms in the commercial aircraft industry.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Punyapat SaksupapchonORCiD, Kelvin WilloughbyORCiD
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Parent Title (English):International journal of intellectual property management : IJIPM
Year of Completion:2021
First Page:236
Last Page:262
Tag:Airbus; Boeing; Commercial aircraft industry; Dynamic capabilities; IP management; Intellectual property; Patent application strategies; Technological innovation
Content Focus:Academic Audience
Rankings:SJR Ranking / Q4
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt