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Measurement and Decision Making: Unauthorized Use of Intellectual Assets

What are the cost and profitability implications to a company with substantial production investment when the results of development are used by other companies who did not bear the burden of those production costs?

What are the ethical implications when an organization's intellectual assets are used without authorization?

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When other companies utilize the results of development that a company has invested time and resources into, then there is a substantial cost to the company that developed those particular results. This is due to the fact that not only ...