Unilateral commitments to disclose know-how in research joint ventures
AbstractIn this paper, the use of unilateral commitments by the partners participating in a Research Joint Venture (RJV) is explained as part of the firms’ attempt to select the efficient equilibrium in cases where multiple equilibria exist. In a framework including asymmetric information and uncertainty we show that unilateral commitment by a firm to disclose its own know-how to the venture can be effective in inducing cooperative behavior by the partners only if they have complementary technologies, their absorptive capacity is not very high and only for intermediate innovation values. Complementarity between the partners also increases stability in RJVs.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Fundación SEPI in its journal Investigaciones Economicas.
Volume (Year): 27 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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