meaning of appropriability

appropriability meaning in Law Dictionary

When something or skill could be learned or copied and will be reused in other places.

appropriability meaning in Business Dictionary

Quality of becoming imitable or reproducible. Some skills (known as slippery or gluey understanding) are much ingrained in a particular business tradition that they can not be quickly (if at all) removed and replanted in other places in a meaningful way. They have 'weak appropriability.'