• J. Wilczynski
Part of the Trade Policy Research Centre book series (TPRC)


Multinational corporations have traditionally been noted for their predilection for industrial secrecy and jealously guarded patents.1 Their attitude to the Socialist countries for a long time was generally marked by hostility and grievance, which was conditioned not only by ideological sentiments but particularly by the Socialist poaching of their technology without permission or appropriate remuneration (see Ch. 1A, p. 3). With the steeply rising costs of research and development (R & D),2 and the Socialist export drive and even the dumping of goods produced on the basis of Western technology, their disgust became the more intense.


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  1. 17.
    M. L. Gorodisski, Litsentsii vo vneshnei torgovle SSSR (Licences in Soviet Foreign Trade), Moscow, MO, 1972, p. 20.Google Scholar
  2. 18.
    A. Bodnar and B. Zahn, Rewolucja naukowo-techniczna a socjalizm (Scientific and Technical Revolution and Socialism), Warsaw, KiW, 1971, p. 158.Google Scholar
  3. 19.
    G. M. Dobrov, Aktuelle Probleme der Wissenschaftswissenschaft (Current Problems of Scientific Knowledge), East Berlin, Dietz Verlag, 1970, pp. 8–9.Google Scholar
  4. 24.
    Author’s estimate based partly on K. Jankowski, Polityka patentowa w krajach RWPG (Patent Policy in the Comecon Countries), Warsaw, CIINTE, 1970, pp. 12, 14.Google Scholar

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© J. Wilczynski 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wilczynski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of New South WalesDuntroonAustralia

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