Two EMLV researchers, Eren Akkan et Charles deGrazia, have recently published in A* journals “Human Ressources Management” and “Research Policy”, included in the Financial Times 50 (FT50) Ranking List. These papers explore key effects on global work and patent examination at USPTO.
The 2021/2022 academic year started with two more category 1 – FT50 research articles for the De Vinci Research Center, published by Eren Akkan and Charles deGrazia, EMLV professors and members of the Business Group.
Eren Akkan: A paper on the impact of international experience on global corporations
Eren Akkan recently published in Human Resource Management an article on “How and when do prior international experiences lead to global work? A career motivation perspective”. His research aimed to understand the conditions under which the relationship between individuals’ prior international experience and their future participation in global work occurs.
By tracking individuals over six years, Eren and his colleagues’ studies provided detailed insights into the conditions under which density of prior international experiences leads individuals toward future global work.
“Our study suggests that having worked or studied abroad for longer periods and in culturally more novel contexts has positive implications for individuals’ readiness to take on global work, which is relevant to multinational organizations in the long term.”
Charles deGrazia: an insight into innovation policies at the USPTO
Charles A.W. deGrazia published in Research Policy an article related to “Examination incentives, learning, and patent office outcomes: The use of examiner’s amendments at the USPTO”.
His research investigated how U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiner experience and seniority-based incentives affect innovation. Charles and his colleagues found that examiners learn with experience and conduct a more efficient examination.
More experienced and senior examiners provide more value to the patent system by expediting patent examinations without sacrificing patent quality. Additionally, the use of examiner’s amendments increases with both experience and seniority, which benefits both inventors and firms.
“In recent years, the USPTO has received considerable criticism from academia, journalists, practitioners, and policymakers over the impact of examiner incentives on patent quality and related economic outcomes. Our findings demonstrate a need for reformulated policy recommendations related to the structure of examination at the USPTO.”