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New product development and firm value in mobile handset production

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  • Koski, Heli
  • Kretschmer, Tobias

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We study the effect of new product introduction on firm value. Using a unique sample on mobile phone handset introduction by the 16 largest major handset manufacturers from 1992 to 2002, we distinguish between truly innovative product introduction and imitative product introduction. We find that while most product introduction is imitative, both types of innovation increase firm value. However, truly innovative innovation is found to increase firm value by more than imitative introductions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Information Economics and Policy.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 42-50

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Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:22:y:2010:i:1:p:42-50

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Keywords: Product innovation Mobile telephony Firm value;

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  1. Jorge Alberto Rivera Godoy, 2012. "La incidencia de la innovación sobre la creación de valor: propuesta de un modelo desde la perspectiva financiera," REVISTA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS, UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA.
  2. Joan Crespo & Raphaël Suire & Jérôme Vicente, 2013. "Network structural properties for cluster long run dynamics. Evidence from collaborative R&D networks in the European mobile phone industry," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201336, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.

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