Using FAHP methods evaluation and screening of intellectual property rights managers in Taiwan

Ming Kuen Wang, Kevin-P Hwang

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This research uses the fuzzy Delphi and Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) to analyze the key factors involved in evaluating and screening industry managers of intellectual property (IP) rights within Taiwan. Firms can utilize the key factors of human resource management to provide self-growth opportunities and obtain competitive advantage opportunities that can expand their global market share. This study summarizes the evaluation and screening criteria used for IP rights managers via a questionnaire distributed to 29 management experts, from the governmental departments related to IP rights body, and scholars with backgrounds in IP rights related teaching, who had actually participated in IP rights managers' specialty decisions, and who had employed fuzzy Delphi screening criteria, uses Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) calculate relative weight. The findings include five key competency factors: Evaluating IP rights, locating the core patent group, calculating the chance that patents will be granted, deciding the best time to patent, and deciding whether to apply for patents inland or overseas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1450048
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Science and Operations Research

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