Adoption and diffusion of cost reducing innovations : Cournot competition in duopoly
AbstractThis note analyses the adoption and diffusion of innovations in a horizontally differentiated Cournot duopoly in which firms have to choose the dates for adopting a cost-reducing new technology like in Reinganum (1981a). We prove that product differentiation crucially matters in the diffusion pattern of the innovation and in the comparison between the adoption timing in the decentralized economy Vs the social optimum .
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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2004
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Adoption; diffusion; differentiated duopoly;
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- BOUCEKKINE, Raouf & LICANDRO, Omar & MINNITI, Antonio, 2004. "Adoption and diffusion of cost reducing innovations: Cournot competition in duopoly," CORE Discussion Papers 2004085, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
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