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The Gains From Cooperative R&D With A Concave Technology And Spillovers

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  • LUCA LAMBERTINI

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    (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Strada Maggiore 45, 40125 Bologna, Italy)

  • GIANPAOLO ROSSINI

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    (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Strada Maggiore 45, 40125 Bologna, Italy)

Abstract

We reassess the respective gains from R&D cooperation and competition in a Cournot duopoly where firms adopt a concave cost-reducing R&D technology. Cooperation, in the form of either a cartel or a joint venture, is always profitable for firms and, contrary to the previous literature on the same topic, (i) no corner solutions emerge and (ii) R&D cooperation is socially superior to independent ventures for any spillover level, provided the cost of R&D financing is sufficiently high.

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Volume (Year): 11 (2009)
Issue (Month): 01 ()
Pages: 77-85

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Keywords: Process innovation; R&D cooperation; joint ventures; L13; O31; O38;

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  2. Yasunori Ouchida & Daisaku Goto, 2014. "Environmental Research Joint Ventures and Time-Consistent Emission Tax," Working Papers 2014.35, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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