Evaluation of Organizational Intellectual Property Management Decision Structure using Organizational Risk Analyzer (ORA)
Lois Onyejere Nwobodo1, Hyacinth C. Inyiama2

1Lois Onyejere Nwobodo, Computer Engineering Department, Enugu State, University of Science and Technology [ESUT], Enugu, Nigeria.
2Hyacinth C. Inyiama, Electronics/Computer Engineering Department,, Nnamdi Azikiwe University[Unizik], Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Manuscript received on 23 May 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 May 2015 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2015 | PP: 75-80 | Volume-4 Issue-2, May 2015 | Retrieval Number: B1423054215©BEIESP
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Abstract: The optimal exploitation of intellectual property (IP) as a strategy requires effective IP management structure. Many organizations have developed and implemented Intellectual Property Management System (IPMS). However the issue remains the problem of evaluating the effectiveness of the organizations IP management mechanism. The evaluation enables the benchmarking of the performance of the organizations IP management structure and provides the basis and information for possible re-engineering of such management architecture. The simplicity of the balanced scorecard does not allow it to factor in the complex interaction that exists in the organization which impact on effective IP management. This paper proposes the Organizational Risk Analyzer for the evaluation of the performance of IP management structure. The ORA metrics (ORA measures) is presented to indicate how its evaluation enables the assessment of the efficiency of an organizations IP management decision structure.
Keywords: IPM, decision structure, Organization structure, ORA, Decision structure evaluation.

Scope of the Article: Digital Rights Management