Utilization of Intellectual Property in Official Development Assistance (ODA) Projects for Developing Countries

  • Young-Chool Choi


The aim of this study is to explore effective ways of contributing to creating employment for
the people of developing countries via intellectual property rights that anyone can use for a
range of purposes (such as commercialization after the period of rights protection has ended).
To this end, the study attempted to derive policy implications by analysing academic papers
concerned with intellectual property published in 145 international journals managed by the
publishing company Springer, focusing on keywords. The social network analysis method
was applied as a research method. As a result of the analysis, it was found that all seven of
the major policy areas identified should be comprehensively reviewed from the point of view
of attempting to promote the development of developing countries using intellectual property
rights. The seven thematic policy groups are: the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Issue
Group, the Market Products Method Group, the Business Strategy Group, the Change
Management Governance Group, the Systematic Services Group in International Trade, the
Intellectual Property Growth Effect Group, and the University and Network Group. Before
attempts are made to contribute to economic growth by utilizing the intellectual property
rights of developed countries in developing countries, these seven thematic groups should
receive serious consideration from a policy perspective.