Competition versus Dominance in the European Pharmaceutical Industry: Are the Patent Rights too Strong?
|Author:||Mgr. Eva Polanská|
|Year:||2008 - summer|
|Leaders:|| prof. PhDr. Petr Teplý Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
|Awards and prizes:||M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good masters diploma thesis.|
|Abstract:||The thesis is deals with the position of companies operating in the European pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical industry belongs to traditionally highly innovative sectors whose investments into R&D largely outperform other industries on the European as well as on the global scale. A high number of patents is awarded in this branch. The companies get into strong position thanks to them.
The key issue which the paper is devoted to is a detailed analysis whether and how the strong legal position is reflected on the economic level.
|Downloadable:|| Diploma Thesis of Polanská