First Come, First Served: An Analysis Of Pioneer And Follower Firms' Market And Nonmarket Actions In The European Mobile Telephone Industry
AbstractThis study examines the relationship between erosion of the first-mover’s market share and the differences in competitive behaviour of pioneer firms and followers. Particularly, we pay particular attention to market actions related to innovation, pricing and promotion, and to non-market actions related to judicial issues. The empirical study has been carried out with companies that are present in a dynamic context, such as the European mobile telephone industry. Our results show that when followers take more non-market actions than pioneers the negative effect on the firstentrant’s advantage is more significant. On the contrary, we have not found a significant impact of innovating and pricing actions.
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Date of creation: Jul 2005
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- NEP-ALL-2005-08-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2005-08-03 (Business Economics)
- NEP-COM-2005-08-03 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-EEC-2005-08-03 (European Economics)
- NEP-IND-2005-08-03 (Industrial Organization)
- NEP-INO-2005-08-03 (Innovation)
- NEP-TID-2005-08-03 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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