The Global "Idea" Market: Innovation And International Trade In Technology
When we imagine international trade, we conjure up images of supertankers and massive container ships, or maybe ships laden with exotic cargoes of rum, coffee, and spices. But international trade today involves much more than crude oil and bananas. We live in a global marketplace of ideas, when trademarks, patents, and research are moving from Argentina to Tanzania at the speed of light. In the Internet age, people are trading ideas around the world.