經濟與管理論叢(Journal of Economics and Management)  
  Volume 12, No. 1  
  February, 2016  
     
 

Will Domestic Imitative Threats Influence

 
 

High-Tech Imports? Evidence from Taiwan

 
   
  Wen-Hsien Liu  
 

Department of Economics and Institute of International Economics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

 
     
Hui-Fang Liang
  Institute of International Economics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan  
     
 

Abstract

 

In contrast to existing empirical studies focusing on the relationship of foreign patent rights protection and exports, this paper investigates how a country’s high-tech importation is influenced by domestic imitative threats. Using a panel data of four high-tech industries in 1989–2003 and the augmented gravity model, we conclude that reducing imitative threat increased Taiwan’s importation of high-tech products.

   

 

 

Keywords: gravity model, high-tech industry, intellectual property rights,

 
 

patent rights, trade

 

 

JEL classification: F14, L63, O34

 

 
   

 

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