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The impact of market size and users' sophistication on innovation: the patterns of demand

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  • Marco Guerzoni

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The aim of this paper is an investigation on the role of demand upon innovation. Despite the decades-long debate on demand and innovation, theory still lacks an analytical formulation. This paper proposes a model where demand is conceived as a peculiar blend of two conditions, market size, and users' sophistication. These conditions drive firms' incentives to innovate. As the main outcome, the paper explores the underlying mechanisms of demand-pull theories and proposes a theoretical taxonomy of industries.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economics of Innovation and New Technology.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 113-126

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:19:y:2010:i:1:p:113-126

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Keywords: innovation; demand;

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  1. Guerzoni, Marco & Raiteri, Emilio, 2012. "Innovative public procurement and R&D Subsidies: hidden treatment and new empirical evidence on the technology policy mix in a quasi-experimental setting," 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 201218, University of Turin.
  2. Srinuan, Chalita & Srinuan, Pratompong & Bohlin, Erik, 2012. "Exploring mobile pricing strategies and innovations in the Thai mobile communications market," 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012: Moving Forward with Future Technologies - Opening a Platform for All 72522, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  3. Antonelli Cristiano & Gehringer Agnieszka, 2013. "Demand pull and technological flows within innovation systems: the intra-European evidence," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201303, University of Turin.
  4. Antonelli,Cristiano & Gehringer,Agnieszka, 2012. "Knowledge externalities and demand pull: The European evidence," 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 201214, University of Turin.

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