The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights Enhancement Policy on the Brain Circulation

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Candidate of Technology Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University

2 Assoc. Prof., Industrial Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University

3 Asst. Prof., Industrial Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University


Brain circulation with the means of bilateral migration and the flow of brain among countries is one of the dimensions of globalization. Although Scholars found many benefits for the brain circulation, the unbalanced migration of brains from the country causes a sharp reduction in human capital as the main factor of development in the sending country. This study determines the effective level of intellectual property rights on increasing the brain circulation index using correlation analysis and Tukey method. The research data are obtained from the migration status of inventors in 98 countries in 2012 according to their nationality and residency. The findings of this study showed: firstly, although there is a significant inverse relationship between the level of intellectual property rights and the brain circulation, but their correlation coefficient is low, and secondly only if the intellectual property rights index increases to more than seven, there is a significant effect on brain circulation index. Further comparison of the level of intellectual property rights in Iran 2019, 4.4, with the results obtained showed that improving the level of rotation of elites using the policy of strengthening intellectual property rights requires legislation, regulation and spending large sums.


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