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The Resource Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa, by Walter Alexander Schroeder

Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa, by Walter Alexander Schroeder

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Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa
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Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa
Statement of responsibility
by Walter Alexander Schroeder
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation consists of three essays that lie at the intersection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and agricultural development in Africa. In the first, I use a random-effects GLS model on panel data to quantify the relationship between IPRs and agricultural R&D spending in 38 African countries. In the second, I shift the focus to a particular form of agricultural biotechnology, namely genetically-modified (GM) crops. This essay comprises interviews with two major U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology companies, the aim of which is to determine how important IPRs have been in impeding the commercialization of GM crops across Africa. The third essay takes a step back from agriculture specifically and centers on a major institutional barrier to effective IP protection on the continent. As will be shown, the intangibility and non-scarcity of intellectual property necessitates a capable state for its protection, which is largely absent in Africa. Taken together, the conclusions of the first two essays suggest that weak intellectual property rights are not currently a major barrier to agricultural development on the continent. The third demonstrates that even if they were, there are serious institutional impediments to implementing effective IP protection in the African context
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MUU
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Schroeder, Walter Alexander
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2014.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Valdivia, Corinne B.
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Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa, by Walter Alexander Schroeder
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Publication
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  • "July 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
906603743
Extent
1 online resource (3 files)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906603743
Label
Three essays on intellectual property rights and agricultural change in Africa, by Walter Alexander Schroeder
Publication
Note
  • "July 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
906603743
Extent
1 online resource (3 files)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906603743

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