Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness
Parallel imports (PI) are goods brought legally into a market without the authorization of the local intellectual property rights (IPR) owner. Whether governments should allow PI liberally or not has been a subject of great debate. In this paper, we argue that full-scale liberalization of PI hurts international competition and should not be allowed. Instead, we argue that national/regional IPR exhaustion within countries or groups of countries with similar demand characteristics, while sustaining price differentiation across groups with different demand characteristics, may be the optimal global policy on PI activities. Our arguments are based on Resource Advantage (R-A) theory.
Economic Policy & Planning; Foreign Policy; Imports; International Trade & Foreign Investment;
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Bicen, Pelin and Gudigantala, Naveen, "Parallel Imports Debate: Resource Advantage Theory Perspective" (2014). Business Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 19.