The contribution of copyright-based industries to the South African economy

Show simple item record Pouris, Anastassios Inglesi-Lotz, Roula 2018-05-18T12:28:45Z 2018-05-18T12:28:45Z 2017-11
dc.description.abstract We report the results of an effort to measure the contribution of copyright-based industries to the South African economy. Following the methodology of the World Intellectual Property Organization, we identify the copyright industry’s contribution to GDP, employment, imports and exports in South Africa for the period 1970–2009. It was estimated that the sector contributed 4.1% to GDP – more than the contributions of other sectors such as agriculture and food, beverages and tobacco. Because of this quantified importance of the copyright-based industries, we recommend that relevant South African policy authorities and policymakers should monitor and publicise regularly the performance of the copyright-based industries as well as promote programmes for their development and growth. SIGNIFICANCE : • Copyright-based industries have the potential to play an important role in job creation and economic growth. • Our findings suggest that policymakers should design and promote the implementation of future policies and strategies related to these sectors. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.department Institute for Technological Innovation (ITI) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship WIPO en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pouris A, Inglesi-Lotz R. The contribution of copyrightbased industries to the South African economy. S Afr J Sci. 2017;113(11/12), Art. #2016-0286, 7 pages. 10.17159/sajs.2017/20160286. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/sajs.2017/20160286
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Author(s). Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_ZA
dc.subject Economic impact en_ZA
dc.subject Intellectual property rights en_ZA
dc.subject Multipliers en_ZA
dc.subject Creative industries en_ZA
dc.subject World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) en_ZA
dc.subject Gross domestic product (GDP) en_ZA
dc.title The contribution of copyright-based industries to the South African economy en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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