Product Innovation and Stability of Collusion
AbstractWe study the nature of market competition in relation to stability of collusion in the infinitely repeated play of a two-stage game of product innovation and market competition, and show that cooperation in giving R&D efforts is more easily sustained when firms compete in quantity than in price.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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R&D Effort; Product differentiation; Collusion;
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