The IPE business model is confounded by the difficulty of valuing the contribution of IPEs to the transaction.
Why has no dominant IPE technology platform emerged?
Generated and tested hypotheses to develop an analytically-driven point of view on the condition of the IPE marketplace.
In addition to the research above, study and analysis of past and existing players in the IPE market was conducted in order to address the viability and challenges of the various business models, including the following business types:
We studied more than two dozen players in the IPE market, and within this group, numerous variations of the business models evolved, yet no sustainable model for the online IP market emerged.
One current IPE founded in 2011 clearly states its goal to "accelerate the commercialization of global R&D through a marketplace that uniquely surfaces ideas, technologies and inventors; and quickly catalyze the connection between buyers and sellers of these assets.
Third, many contemporary IPE scholars do not define themselves as followers of one of the three paradigms.
One defining trend over the last fifteen years in the IPE field has been the growing distance between the United States and (Western) Europe in discursive terms.
IPE scholars accept the ontological premise that human interactions have a material foundation.
The concepts and methodologies of neoclassical economics and especially its inherent methodological individualism constitute the epistemological backbone of the IPE mainstream in the U.
A (neo-)positivist, empiricist research strategy aimed at uncovering causality and empirical regularities with the help of scientific inference reflects the methodological core of contemporary IPE in the United States (King et al.
Major publications outlets for the IPE mainstream in the U.