Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 15, No 3 (2019)

Intellectual Property Rights And Economic Growth In Selected African Countries

Olajide Emmanuel Adebayo

Abstract


The productive behaviour of some selected Africa countries is investigated through protection of intellectual property rights. The study makes use of secondary data spanning within 1995 and 2015 and used dynamic panel GMM technique to analyse the data. It was observed that in the selected countries, protection of intellectual property right had a negative impact on economic growth in the selected countries. The implication of this is that, developing countries must seek ways of protecting intellectual property assets without compromising their objective of industrial growth and development.


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