PROJECT I.4 Organizing Creativity under Regulatory Uncertainty: Challenges of Intellectual Property
Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Quack, University of Duisburg-Essen
Docs: Konstantin Hondros, University of Duisburg-Essen, Katharina Zangerle, University of Innsbruck
Duration: 3 years (Phase I)
Regulatory uncertainty related to intellectual property (IP) rights has become ubiquitous in creative and innovative processes. IP rights, which originally sought to promote creativity by granting copyrights and patents to creators, and thereby allowing them to form reliable expectations about future returns, are increasingly portrayed as a source of uncertainty. In this study, we examine how actors cope in practice with IP-related uncertainty throughout the creative process, thereby providing an empirical and conceptual micro-foundation of these countervailing forces.