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Appropriating value: On the relationship between business models and intellectual property

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In this chapter, we examine how intellectual property (“IP”) engages with business models. Business models are conceptual devices constituting and framing the process through which things become assets or objects of investment, elaborating the mechanisms of value creation and delivery and the appropriation of such value through strategic means. Changes in the patterns of production, distribution and consumption in the wake of continued digitisation have come to challenge established value-generating logics. The heterogenic character of the
creative industries implies a multitude of business models at play which escapes the rhetoric of universalities, reflecting locally defined understandings and practices of value creation and appropriation. Some of these variations are considered in this chapter.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries
EditorsAbbe Brown, Charlotte Waelde
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)781786431172
ISBN (Print)9781786431165
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2018

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NameResearch Handbooks in Intellectual Property
PublisherEdward Elgar

    Research areas

  • Creative industries, intellectual property, business models

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