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Open Innovation in a Dynamic Cournot Duopoly

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  • I. Hasnas
  • L. Lambertini
  • A. Palestini

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We analyze an Open Innovation process in a Cournot duopoly using a differential game approach where knowledge spillovers are endogenously determined via the R&D process. The game produces multiple steady states, allowing for an asymmetric solution where a firm may trade off the R&D investment against information absorption from the rival.

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Paper provided by Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna in its series Working Papers with number wp753.

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Date of creation: May 2011
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