Table of contents

1. Research objectives
2. In Search of a National Strategy
3. The New Theory of Growth
4. A Missing Factor
5. Innovations as the Engine of Growth
6. Diffusion of Technology
7. The World Trade Organization
8. Article 39 of the TRIPS Agreement
9. Interpretation of international Conventions
10. The German Doctrine
11. The Former Employees´ Rights
12. Anglo-American Law
13. The Focus on Confidentiality
14. Minimum Protection of a Trade Secret
15. Not a Form of Property
16. A narrow or a broad Protection
17. Minimum Protection or more
18. The Strategic Theory of Trade
19. The Law and Economics
20. Efficiency vs. Fairness
21. An Institutional Approach
22. The Diffusion of Technology
23. The Extent of Trade Secret Protection
24.Summary