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Persistence of Leadership in Product Innovation

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    In a firm model of vertical product differentiation, three distinct patterns of market shares emerge as an equilibrium outcome, reflecting three distinct strategies in respect of timing of the introduction of new products. The main novelty, relative to the existing literature on vertical product differentiation, lies in the incorporation of "learning by doing." This assumption generates stability of market share patterns over a sequence of product innovations. Copyright 1992 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Industrial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 40 (1992)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 359-75

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:40:y:1992:i:4:p:359-75

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    1. Antonelli Cristiano & Crespi, Francesco & Scellato, Giuseppe, 2013. "Path Dependent Patterns of Persistence in Productivity Growth," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 201310, University of Turin.
    2. Klette, T.J. & Griliches, Z., 1998. "Empirical Patterns of Firm Growth and R&D Investment: a Quality Ladder Model Interpretation," Memorandum 23/1998, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
    3. Gruber, Harald, 1996. "Trade policy and learning by doing: the case of semiconductors," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 723-739, August.
    4. Antonelli, Cristiano & Crespi, Francesco & Scellato, Giuseppe, 2012. "Internal and external factors in innovation persistence," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 201211, University of Turin.
    5. Pohl, Hartmut, 1998. "Die Rolle von Arbeitsmärkten bei der Qualitätsauswahl in vertikal differenzierten Märkten," Discussion Papers, Series 1 292, University of Konstanz, Department of Economics.
    6. Emmanuel Duguet & Stéphanie Monjon, 2004. "Is innovation persistent at the firm Level . An econometric examination comparing the propensity score and regression methods," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v04075, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
    7. Lee, Cheryl Hill & Schluter, Gerald E., 2002. "Why Do Food Manufacturers Introduce New Products?," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 33(01), March.
    8. Krupnick, Alan & Mazurek, Janice & Boyd, James, 1998. "Intel's XL Permit: A Framework for Evaluation," Discussion Papers dp-98-11, Resources For the Future.
    9. Onofri, Alejandro & Giannakas, Konstantinos, 2001. "The Strategic Role Of Public R&D In Agriculture," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20699, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    10. William R. Latham & Christian Le Bas, 2005. " Persistence of Firm Innovative Behavior: Towards an Evolutionary Theory," Working Papers 05-14, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
    11. Gruber, Harald, 2000. "The evolution of market structure in semiconductors: the role of product standards," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 725-740, June.
    12. Antonelli, Cristiano & Crespi, Francesco & Scellato, Giuseppe, 2012. "Inside innovation persistence: New evidence from Italian micro-data," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 341-353.
    13. Christine Greenhalgh & Padraig Dixon, 2002. "The Economics of Intellectual Property: A Review to Identify Themes for Future Research," Economics Series Working Papers 135, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    14. Greenstein, Shane & Ramey, Garey, 1998. "Market structure, innovation and vertical product differentiation," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 285-311, May.
    15. John Sutton, 1996. "Game Theoretical Models of Market Structure," STICERD - Economics of Industry Papers 15, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    16. Esteve-Perez, Silviano, 2005. "Exit with vertical product differentiation," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 23(3-4), pages 227-247, April.

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