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Information sharing with competition

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  • Cho, Myeonghwan
  • Jun, Byung-hill

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This paper studies the incentive to share information with competition. Information sharing has a positive aspect in that agents have better prediction. However, it also contains a negative aspect because it might increase the competition. We show that, when agents have independent information, there is a negative relationship between the accuracy of information and the competitive pressure in deciding whether or not to share information. However, this is not always true if the agents have correlated information.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 119 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 81-84

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:1:p:81-84

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Keywords: Information sharing; Competitive pressure; Job competition;

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