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Intellectual Property Protection: an External Factor that Influences a Foreign Company’s Market Entry Mode into a Prospective Market
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Intellectual Property Protection is been understood in this paper as IP laws and enforcement of these laws in order to protect intellectual property rights. The goal of this research work is to understand how Swedish companies view issues regarding to Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) and how it influences a foreign company?s market entry mode. In order to achieve this objective, the Nigerian market situation and its? laws that govern IPP will be used to analyzed this issue. This paper argues that IPP is an important factor that influences a company?s entry mode and this argument finds IP laws and enforcement as two variables that influence the market while the market situation influences the foreign company. In carrying out this research literature was reviewed and interviews carried out. The research methodology section has presented a qualitative research and explains the nature of the interview stages that have been used to achieve the goals concerning the findings of the empirical data. A qualitative method was adopted by carrying out in-depth semi-structured interviews. The empirical data collected from the investigation were gathered and analyzed based on the research questions. The findings show that IPP of a host market influences a potential foreign company through the market situation that is also influenced by IP laws and enforcement. The outcome of these findings argues that the Swedish companies that were interviewed in this research will enter the Nigerian market through an intermediary mode. This has been based on the current IPP system of Nigerian.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge, 2010. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Intellectual Property Protection, Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Law, Law Enforcement, Nigeria.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5216OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5216DiVA: diva2:518985
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-01-17 Created: 2011-01-17 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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