Voluntary R&D cooperation in experimental duopoly markets
AbstractIn the paper I examine in an experiment whether for two different levels of technological spillovers, cooperative R&D behavior voluntarily arises when firms have communication possibilities. It is assumed that in the output market, firms compete `a la Cournot. Experimental results indicate that when technological spillovers are complete and subjects communicate, R&D decisions converge to the cooperative level, while in other cases R&D decisions converge towards the Nash equilibrium.
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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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- Suetens, S., 2003. "Voluntary R&D cooperation in experimental duopoly markets," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3529826, Tilburg University.
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